Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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Early intervention for children with developmental disabilities or delays has become an important topic in the fields of education and psychology. Equally as important are the effects on children who are typically developing if one or more of their siblings is a child with a disability. Particularly of interest in this study was the level of externalizing behavior displayed by the typically developing siblings of children who have disabilities; This study compared the externalizing behavior (measured by the CBCL) of 16 siblings of children who have developmental disabilities with the externalizing behavior of 14 siblings of children who are typically developing. The expected findings, that children with a sibling with a disability, especially males, would exhibit higher levels of externalizing behavior than children who did not have a sibling with a disability, were not statistically significant. Results were discussed in significant. Results were discussed in relation to previous research of siblings of children with a disability.
Behavior; Developmental; Disabilities; Effects; Externalizing; Siblings
Clinical psychology; Special education; Behaviorism (Psychology)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Kostelec, Tiffany Kara, "The effect of developmental disabilities on the externalizing behavior of siblings" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1121.