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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

Sideropoulos, V. and Dukes, D. and Hanley, M. and Palikara, O. and Rhodes, S. and Riby, D. M. and Samson, A. C. and Van Herwegen, J. (2022) 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Anxiety and Worries for Families of Individuals with Special Education Needs and Disabilities in the UK.', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52 (6). pp. 2656-2669.

Abstract

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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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05168-5
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Date accepted:24 June 2021
Date deposited:11 November 2021
Date of first online publication:01 July 2021
Date first made open access:11 November 2021

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