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Syskonupplevelser: att växa upp med ett syskon som har diagnos Aspergers syndrom
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Sibling experiences – to grow up with a sibling with Asperger syndromAuthors: Anna-Lena Hedlund and Monica OlofssonKey words: Asperger, siblings, relations, support

To grow up with a sibling diagnosed with Asperger syndrome may differ from what is considered as normal. It can be challenging, but also instructive in some ways. This study examines how it is experienced by the siblings with no diagnosis. The aim is also to investigate how many of them who acquired some kind of support or, if not, would have wished that.Qualitative data are collected by means of five interviews with non-diagnosed siblings. The interview persons are in the age range of 16 to 27 and of both sexes.The result of the study demonstrates that it is an exception rather than a rule that siblings are asked if they are in need of support or information from BUP or school. Most of them had managed it fine by themselves and by support from the family, but not all families have that kind of awareness in their relations.The respondents mainly did not experience many problems for themselves, they were more worried about the sibling’s problems and how they would manage their lives in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
asperger, siblings, relations, support
Keyword [sv]
aspergers, syskon, relationer, stöd
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13737Archive number: SGSMK-2012-2OAI: diva2:601683
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Educational program
Social work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-30 Last updated: 2013-01-31Bibliographically approved

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