Interviewing children with acquired brain injury (ABI).

Anne-Marie Boylan, Mark Linden, Fiona Alderdice

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Research into the lives of children with acquired brain injury (ABI) often neglects to incorporate children as participants, preferring to obtain the opinions of the adult carer (e.g. McKinlay et al., 2002). There has been a concerted attempt to move away from this position by those working in children’s research with current etiquette highlighting the inclusion of children and the use of a child-friendly methodology (Chappell, 2000). Children with disabilities can represent a challenge to the qualitative researcher due to the combination of maintaining the child’s attention and the demands placed on them by their disability. The focus of this article is to discuss possible impediments to interviewing children with acquired brain injury (ABI) and provide an insight into how the qualitative researcher may address these.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-282
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Early Childhood Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Health(social science)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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