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The Impact of COVID-19 on Anxiety and Worries for Families of Individuals with Special Education Needs and Disabilities in the UK

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  • Sideropoulos, V. Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL, Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK
  • Dukes, Daniel Institute of Special Education, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland. Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Hanley, O. Department of Psychology, Centre for Developmental Disorders, Durham University, Durham, UK
  • Palikara, O. Department for Education Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Rhodes, S. Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Riby, D. M. Department of Psychology, Centre for Developmental Disorders, Durham University, Durham, UK
  • Samson, Andrea C. ORCID Institute of Special Education, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland. Faculty of Psychology, Unidistance Suisse, Brig, Switzerland
  • Van Herwegen, Jo ORCID Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL, Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK
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  • 2021
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  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. - Springer Science and Business Media LLC. - 2021, vol. 52, no. 6, p. 2656-2669
English COVID-19 has affected people across the world. The current study examined anxiety and worries during the first UK national lockdown in March 2020. Parents (n = 402) reported on their own anxiety and worries as well as that of their son/daughter with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and typically developing (TD) child (n = 186) at three time points. Although both groups showed increased anxiety across the three time points, levels of anxiety in the SEND group, but not the TD siblings, were predicted by awareness about COVID-19. In addition, worries differed between the groups showing that COVID-19 impacts the wellbeing of those with SEND differently to that of their TD siblings.
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Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Department
Département de Pédagogie spécialisée
Language
  • English
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CC BY
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hybrid
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