ERIC Number: ED055385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Approach for Counseling Mexican-American Parents of Mentally Retarded Children. Vol. 1, No. 4.
The monograph on the counseling of Mexican-American parents of mentally retarded children begins with a discussion of Mexican-American culture, on the premise that a good knowledge of background, culture, customs, and mores is necessary to understand and counsel such parents. Treated are stereotyped images of each other held by Anglos and Mexican-Americans, economic and social interrelationships and fears, values and structure of the family, and concept of health and sickness. The counseling session with the parents is discussed in terms of creating an atmosphere conducive to open communication, explaining the concept and causes of mental retardation in simple terms, and exploring with parents the roles which they and the school will play in relation to their retarded child. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.