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Title: A study exploring parents' experiences of their young person's transition from specialist settings to post 19 provision
Author: Graham, Emma
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2019
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The aim of this research is to explore parents’ experiences of their young person's transition from specialist settings to Post 19 provision in the North East of England. The literature in this field is narrow with only a small number of contemporary research conducted into the reality of families with young adults who have learning disabilities, and attend specialist school settings. Furthermore, Biswas et al (2017) state there are there no published studies which explore parents’ views of their young person with learning disabilities transition into adulthood. The ontology of this research is seated in social construction; that a person's view and perception of the world is created by the daily social interactions they have with others. While the epistemological position considers the knowledge we hold is interpreted by ourselves; that an individual's knowledge is socially constructed rather than factually determined. Four parent participants were invited to share their narratives on the subject in the form of a recorded interview. An opening question was asked at the beginning of the interview inviting participants to share their experience of transition. Some prompting questions were devised, in case prompting was required, however, the interviews flowed freely. The recorded data was then transcribed, using Braun & Clarke's (2006) method of thematic analysis. It is hoped information gathered from the interviews will inform good practice when working with families during Post 19 transitions.
Supervisor: Davis, Sahaja Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.C.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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