Interpersonal Communication of Parents to Children with Special Needs in Assisting the Implementation Distance Learning
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- children with special needs; interpersonal communication; distance learning; learning assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many fields, including education. Learning activities are shifted from face-to-face learning into distance learning using online media. Due to this situation, parents encounter challenges regarding their role in accompanying their children with special needs while they study at home. In that sense, communication becomes an important aspect for parents to consider when assisting online learning for children with special needs who are studying at home. This research aims at identifying interpersonal communication developed by parents for children with special needs in assisting their children in the implementation of distance learning. This is a qualitative descriptive study with data collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 6 parents of children with special needs from SLB Negeri Surakarta. This research used Interpersonal Communication and Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory (PAR Theory) which is based on parental acceptance of children. The findings suggest that the interpersonal communication carried out by parents in assisting their children in distance learning cannot be separated from parental acceptance of their children. Acceptance by parents, that is, their ability to understand the children’s condition and be aware of the child’s needs, is an important factor in parents’ willingness to provide learning assistance during distance learning.
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TY - CONF AU - Lisa Dwi Puspitasari AU - Palupi Palupi PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/09 TI - Interpersonal Communication of Parents to Children with Special Needs in Assisting the Implementation Distance Learning BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Empowerment and Engagement (ICCEE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 198 EP - 205 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220501.022 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220501.022 ID - Puspitasari2022 ER -