Children with special needs have encountered many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, no studies have focused on the Quality of life (QoL) of children with specific learning disabilities (SpLD). This study aimed first to examine the physical, emotional and school dimensions of QoL in a group of primary school children with SpLD. The second goal was to investigate the extent to which the experience and resilience of their mothers were related to the children’s QoL. The sample included 35 children with SpLD and 85 typically developing (TD) children, and their mothers. Three standardised questionnaires were filled in by the mothers. The findings showed that, compared to TD children, those with SpLD reported worse physical health, learning processes and school-related emotional health. Relative to the TD group, the mothers of the children with SpLD experienced more negative emotions and concern towards their children’s difficulties, where these closely correlated with the children’s QoL. Maternal resilience appeared crucial to the emotional health of these children. Our findings were discussed in terms of the need for more inclusive teaching practices that support the learning processes and the psychological health of children with SpLD, and for supporting interventions for their mothers.

Quality of life and its relationship to maternal experience and resilience during COVID-19 lockdown in children with specific learning disabilities / Benassi, E.; Bello, A.; Camia, M.; Scorza, M.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION. - ISSN 0885-6257. - (2021), pp. 1-16. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXXIII Congresso Nazionale AIP - Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione tenutosi a Bari nel 20-23 Settembre 2021 [10.1080/08856257.2021.1940005].

Quality of life and its relationship to maternal experience and resilience during COVID-19 lockdown in children with specific learning disabilities

Benassi E.;Camia M.;Scorza M.
2021

Abstract

Children with special needs have encountered many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, no studies have focused on the Quality of life (QoL) of children with specific learning disabilities (SpLD). This study aimed first to examine the physical, emotional and school dimensions of QoL in a group of primary school children with SpLD. The second goal was to investigate the extent to which the experience and resilience of their mothers were related to the children’s QoL. The sample included 35 children with SpLD and 85 typically developing (TD) children, and their mothers. Three standardised questionnaires were filled in by the mothers. The findings showed that, compared to TD children, those with SpLD reported worse physical health, learning processes and school-related emotional health. Relative to the TD group, the mothers of the children with SpLD experienced more negative emotions and concern towards their children’s difficulties, where these closely correlated with the children’s QoL. Maternal resilience appeared crucial to the emotional health of these children. Our findings were discussed in terms of the need for more inclusive teaching practices that support the learning processes and the psychological health of children with SpLD, and for supporting interventions for their mothers.
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Quality of life and its relationship to maternal experience and resilience during COVID-19 lockdown in children with specific learning disabilities / Benassi, E.; Bello, A.; Camia, M.; Scorza, M.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION. - ISSN 0885-6257. - (2021), pp. 1-16. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXXIII Congresso Nazionale AIP - Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione tenutosi a Bari nel 20-23 Settembre 2021 [10.1080/08856257.2021.1940005].
Benassi, E.; Bello, A.; Camia, M.; Scorza, M.
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