Commentary on “The sibling’s perspective: experiences of having a sibling with a learning disability and behaviour described as challenging”

Clare Kassa (Sibs, Keighley, UK)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Publication date: 20 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article by Chase and McGill from the perspective of Sibs, the only UK-wide charity dedicated to supporting siblings of disabled children and adults.

Design/methodology/approach

This commentary explores the implication of Chase and McGill’s findings for sibling support.

Findings

The article highlights how siblings need greater support throughout their life and argues that their views must influence the provision and development of that support.

Originality/value

This viewpoint focuses on the needs of adult siblings, often a forgotten group facing unique challenges and shared experiences.

Keywords

Citation

Kassa, C. (2019), "Commentary on “The sibling’s perspective: experiences of having a sibling with a learning disability and behaviour described as challenging”", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 147-150. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-04-2019-0017

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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