ERIC Number: ED203645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Working with Parents of Hispanic Severely Handicapped Preschool Children.
Smith, Olive Scola; And Others
The Camden (NJ) Program for Severely Handicapped Preschool Children, while part of the HCEEP (Handicapped Children Early Education Program) network, is unique in that it reflects the needs and characteristics of the population (mainly Black and Hispanic with a large number below poverty level income) it serves. The staff of the preschool program works to establish trust within the Hispanic community and to provide information concerning the value of early intervention. Program activities include hiring a bilingual parent from the program, hiring several bilingual staff members to interact with Hispanic parents, and conducting cultural awareness activities led by staff or outside consultants. Stressed is the need to consider values and attitudes of the Hispanic culture such as the strong sense of family and the avoidance of eye contact to show respect. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Camden Program for Severely Handicapped Preschool
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session W-7).