ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, cilt.21, sa.3, ss.451-477, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
This study aimed to analyze the home environments of young children with disabilities (CWDs). Data related to the overall home environment were collected from 145 mothers by using the Turkish Form of the Home Screening Questionnaire (HSQ-T), while home learning environment including the involvement of the mothers and the learning materials available in the home was assessed through individual interviews with mothers. The findings revealed that 50.35% of the children live in low-quality homes, whereas the remainders live in high-quality homes based on the cut-off points of the HSQ-T score. The HSQ-T scores were found to be significantly related to parental involvement, education level and income of the mothers, and the developmental functions of children. Additionally, we found a significant difference between the HSQ-T scores of CWDs with and without access to home-made toys. Finally, maternal involvement in children's activities was the main predictor of the home quality of CWDs.