Behaviors in children with language developmental disorders: its social impact on the parents in Bangladeshi context
AuthorSapti, Faria Fairoz
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Behavioral changes and variations are immense among the children with language developmental disorder. Among those behaviors, speech delay is most commonly observed. Due to language disorders, the atypical children carry different patterns of language, use different ways of interaction, which makes them “atypical” or in some case “disable” in the society (Kinnear, Link, Ballan & Fischbach, 2015). Association with stigma in raising atypical child creates difficulty in both parents and in children themselves. All the stigmas, negativities, shyness, ignorance make the life of the parents’ life difficult that are mostly associated with the atypical behaviors (O'Brien, 2007). This study found out that all the parents expect and fight for the equal treatment and positive behaviors so that their atypical children can lead a life like typical children of this society. This shows that they are not satisfied with the existing norms or behaviors of the society towards atypical children. To establish these statements, the researcher conducted a survey on the parents to identify their problems in raising atypical children. Moreover, to get a different dimension, the researcher also interviewed the teachers of an institute for atypical children and observed classes to monitor the behaviors and language usage of atypical children. This study therefore, aims to create an awareness among the society by addressing the sufferings of the parents of atypical children.