Grandparents of Children with Disabilities

Theoretical Perspectives of Intergenerational Relationships

  • Liora Findler
  • Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Shirley Ben Shlomo, Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari
    Pages 1-18
  3. Adi Noy, Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari
    Pages 19-37
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 109-111

About this book


This briefs offers a comprehensive view of the journey of grandparents of children with disabilities by employing a wide range of theoretical approaches such as intergenerational relationships, positive psychology, psychoanalytic views and models of stress. It presents a multidimensional view of grandparents, which begins with the general role of grandparents in the family and the transition to grandparenthood, as a major life event. The briefs moves on to discuss grandparents’ roles under unique circumstances such as illness or disability in the family and then deals with perspectives of parents of children with disabilities on the role of grandparents. Finally, it reviews attitudes of professionals toward grandparents and concludes with suggested intervention strategies for working with families on intergenerational relationships.


Faced Critical Issues in Families with Disabled Children Families of Children with Disabilities General Role of Grandparents in Families Grandparents and Children with Disabilities Grandparents and Family Support Grandparents and Intergenerational Relationships Grandparents and Models of Stress Grandparents' Role in Grandchildren's Illness Positive Psychology and Grandparents Psychoanalalytic Views of Grandparents The Journey of Grandparents Transition to Grantparenthood

Authors and affiliations

  • Liora Findler
    • 1
  • Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social WorkBar Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.School of Social WorkBar Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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