The role of family communication in educating and supporting children with SEN


  • Teodora-Diana Gărgărița Independent Researcher
  • Mihaela Luminița Sandu Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Mihaela Rus Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Institute of Psychology and Philosophy, Romanian Academy



communication, family, education, support, children, SEN


The main objective of the research is to analyze the impact of communication within the family on the education and support offered to children with special educational needs (CES), while investigating their degree of integration in the school environment and in society. Special educational needs are discussed, which may result from the child's family environment or physical or psychological difficulties. Emphasis is placed on the need to provide future generations with a solid educational foundation that will enable them to develop harmoniously in life, while emphasizing the manner in which this education is imparted. In the context of the continuous evolution of educational methodologies and school programs, adapted to the specific needs of the current era, this paper emphasizes the fact that a child represents a conglomeration of needs, emotions and behaviors, which require guidance and support to develop into an adult balanced. The evolution of the school system emphasizes the importance of identifying the causes of problems as well as appropriate solutions. The research focuses on the analysis of communication within the family of children with CES, with the aim of determining whether its effectiveness or deficiency influences the child's development. It is argued that the nature of family communication, especially in the case of families with children with special learning needs, can have a determining role in the child's success or failure at school. A conducive family environment is essential for a child's harmonious development, especially during early childhood, when constant guidance is needed. At the same time, the work recognizes that not all families in Romania are able to provide this ideal environment, which can generate additional difficulties for children. Finally, the vital role of communication in the development of children's socio-emotional skills, necessary for effective interaction with those around them, is emphasized.


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How to Cite

Gărgărița, T.-D., Sandu, M. L., & Rus, M. (2024). The role of family communication in educating and supporting children with SEN. Eximia, 13(1), 58–73.