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Title: The Need for Counselling Parents of Special Needs Persons in Nigeria
Authors: Aiyeleso, Mary M.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Glory-Land Publishing Company
Series/Report no.: Chapter 9;Pp 97-112
Description: In Nigerian culture as in other parts of the world parents attach importance to child bearing after marriage in every home and the dream of every parent is to have a perfect, normal, strong, smart and healthy baby. This kind of expectation is because the arrival of a special needs person into a Nigerian family is seen as a retribution for an evil, a punishment awarded to a parent from gods or angry ancestors for a sin committed, or as a result of violating the law of the land or family’s cultural belief. As a result, some family see the special need person as an unwanted person, a misfit, an outcast, an intruder and a kill joy. Such persons are denied of care and the provision of basic needs
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3048
ISBN: 978-31064-3-6
Appears in Collections:Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences

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