I need an interview (via e-mail or BG) Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
May 9th '12

I just started my Developmental Psychology class and one of my assignments is to interview a parent that has a child with special needs.

Here are my professor's instructions:

When development does not proceed in a typical fashion, life becomes more difficult for everyone involved. Parents find that it takes more time and effort to raise a child with a serious genetic problem and that other people are often hurtful in their comments and behavior toward the child. To help bring some of these developmental issues into focus, set up an informal interview with one or both parents of a child with a serious chromosomal or genetic problem (e.g., Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, or sickle-cell anemia)

Here are the interview questions:

  1. Whom did you interview, why did you choose them, and how were they contacted?
  2. What experience does your interviewee have with serious genetic or chromosomal problems? Which one(s)?
  3. What (if any) was the impact of this problem on the development of your interviewee
I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
May 9th '12

i have a baby with a heart defect but he is only5.5 months old so i dont think i would be of much help, sorry!

Zachary and Joshua's momm Due June 19 (boy); 17 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1731 posts
May 9th '12

I have two children with a severe genetic disability...however my first past away at 3 months old and my second isn't due until June. I am more than willing to help you out but I don't know if i'm what your looking for.

Springtrap 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Clay, MI, United States 37242 posts
May 9th '12

My almost 3 year old has a speech and language learning disability. He has made tons of progress through speech therapy. I don't know if this is what you need, but I would be willing to help.

Springtrap 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Clay, MI, United States 37242 posts
May 9th '12

Nevermind, I didn't see the last sentence that the child must have a genetic problem. Sorry.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
May 9th '12

Oh wow, you all must be strong parents...I can't even imagine having to go through that.
Thank you all for offering to help :)

I'm not sure if interviewing someone about such a young child would be accepted. If the questions above (interview questions in my original post) can be answered then it will work. It's totally up to you.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
May 9th '12

I wish i could help but my son has speech mental and physical delays none of which are genetic or chromosomal. None of my stuff has popped up in him just yet...

*pamela*michelle* 3 kids; Missouri 1051 posts
May 9th '12

My four year old son is special needs, but his condition is so rare there isn't even a solid name for it so technically he doesn't have a real diagnosis. Not sure if that would work...

Crystal Chaffee Due October 20 (boy); 3 kids; New York 63 posts
May 9th '12

I have a 10 year old on the ASD's been a tough road...then again it's hard to say that he has a chromosomal defect bc they don't always know where autism comes from...but I'm here.

myr-a-myr 3 kids; Quebec 2280 posts
May 10th '12

My son is 7. He has Dysphasia, Dyspraxia and sensory processing dysfunction. Now he is being evaluated for probable, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia. We were told he is a typical "DYS" child since they can sometimes be linked to one another. We are not sure if he has a chromosomal defect, he just got blood work done to see. Dysphasia and dyspraxia are neurological though so I'm not sure if I would be able to help.

I'm willing if I can though.