The Individual and Self-Identity
As human beings, our identity plays a key role in the way we define and perceive ourselves and how we interact with our social and physical environment. Although psychosocial factors related to identity have been broadly studied in children and adolescents, little is known about how disability influences the development of a positive identity in disabled children and adolescents. This chapter aims to discuss from previous qualitative and quantitative research, the main factors associated with the development of a disability identity. This chapter will also discuss the main clinical implications of disability identity in wellbeing programmes and the factors further research should consider in assessing disability identity in children and adolescents with disabilities.
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