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Interviewing Children about Sexual AbuseControversies and Best Practice$
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Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.001.0001

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Interviewing Children With Special Needs

Interviewing Children With Special Needs

(p.152) ELEVEN Interviewing Children With Special Needs
Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse

Deborah Davies

Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Oxford University Press

Dealing with children with special needs because of developmental and/or physical disabilities also requires special interview skills. This chapter discusses research on children with disabilities, which includes their increased risk for abuse and greater dependency on potential abusers. Pre-interview data-gathering and adapting the interview structure to the child’s abilities are also covered.

Keywords:   developmental delays, cognitively impaired children, physically disabled children, special needs children, data-gathering, adapting the interview

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