The current workshop entitled “Psychological and Social Support for the Mothers of the Disabled” aims to help the mothers of the disabled children to accept their children and counselling them to the best life practices in how to deal with the disabled child. Mother bear a big responsibility in taking care of her disabled child, all his life details, the vital role his mother plays to make him active and productive person, he may be creative, she may make him passive, complicated, weak-kneed and insensitive child. This depends on the degree that she accepts him, understands his disability and seeking to provide him with needs to grow in a sound way in his small family environment or the society.
The importance of the current workshop is an attempt to shed the light on providing psychological and social support for mothers of the handicapped children because this has a positive effect on satisfying effective and social needs for mothers and helping them to understand themselves and be aware of their feelings and reactions, toward child's disability and this contributes in accepting the disabled child.
The current workshop includes four main pivots. The first pivot treats defining disability, its kinds, and family passive reactions against a child who is born disabled. The most important needs and problems that the family of the disabled child face are demonstrated. The second pivot treats demonstrating factors on which the family accepts or refuses the disabled child. The third pivot treats defining social and psychological support, objective, styles, positive effects on psychological health and social adjustment for the disabled child and his family. Finally, recommendations are offered to mothers of the disabled about how to deal with their children, integrate them in the society. Lastly, a questionnaire will be presented to make the family recognise obstacles of accepting their disabled children.
Dr. Mona IbrahimTwakol
Assistant Professor of Psychological Health and Special Education
Faculty of Education for Girls
She prepared the vision and mission of educational sciences department in light of features of development
She suggested establishing the following units: Psychological & educational guidance, educational psychology lab and measure & assessment unit. She presented her suggestions about that in Faculty of Education for Girls, Zulfy, Al-Magmaah University, KSA
She presented many programmes for higher studies: professional diploma in special education (giftedness and creativity), (learning disabilities); the programme of master degree in special education (giftedness and creativity); learning disabilities.
She is a member in the following scientific societies: Egyptian Association of Psychological Studies (EAPS), Egypt; Syndicate of Educational Careers, Egypt; Egyptian Association of Psychologists; Saudi Society of Speech and Perception Ailments (SSSPA); the Arab Council for the Talented and High Achievers Care, Jordan; American Society of Speech and Hearing Ailments (ASHA); Canadian Society of Speech and Perception Ailments; Syndicate of Psychological careers, Egypt.
Scientific Experience: experience in teaching general and educational psychology courses, psychological health, development of thinking skills in faculty of education for girls, literary departments, Qassim, faculty of education for girls, Zulfy, Al-Magmaah University. Five years experience in treatment children stuttering. Ten-year experience as a psychologist in councilling and direction of special needs students.
Scientific Production, Published research
1- Publishing a book entitled ''Stuttering with Children'' (definition – reasons – diagnosis – treatment) Publishing House: New University House, Alexandria: first edition 2008, second edition 2011
2- Published research" Peer Victimization among Primary Schools Stutter Pupils", Egyptian Magazine of Psychological Studies, Issue 69, Volume 20, Part 2, October,2010 (279-338)
3- Research ''Diagnostic Study for Secondary Stage Higher Achievers Problems'' (Cross-cultural Study, Egyptian-Saudi) , Faculty of Education Magazine, Mansoura University (Publishing Consent 21/7/2011)
4- Research ''Effectiveness of Developing Thinking Skills in Acquiring Metacognition Skills and Developing Ability of Creative Thinking for University Girls'' under publishing
5- "Quality of Life and Self-Concept for a Sample of Gifted Deaf Students'', research presented at the international conference of talent, development and excellence, held from 1 to 5 Muharram 1433 A.H. Al-Ehssaa, KSA (date of acceptance 25/8/2011).
Target Audience: Mothers of Disabled Children
Date: 13 March
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: PSCDR Auditorium
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