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Parent peer support is important for families with children who have learning disabilities

Parent peer support is needed by families with children who have a learning disability to give practical, social and emotional help

Parent peer support is needed by families with children who have a learning disability to give practical, social and emotional help

Families with children who have a learning disability should be able to access parent peer support programmes that provide practical, social and emotional support based on shared experiences and complement the work of professionals, a study suggests.

Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with 13 mothers of children with a learning disability, ranging from preschool age to young adulthood, who presented with challenging behaviours.

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