ERIC Number: ED257283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Where Service Begins: Working with Parents to Provide Early Intervention. Considerations for the Culturally Different.
Rogow, Sally M.
The difficulties faced by culturally different parents of multiply handicapped young children are considered, and examples of families of Chinese origin are offered to illustrate the impact of cultural styles and beliefs. The structure of the Chinese family is analyzed, its reaction to professionals and handicapped people explained. Guidelines for providing services to culturally different families are offered and three major goals of home intervention noted: (1) helping the parents to recognize the importance of working with the child, (2) encouraging independent behavior and helping the child to achieve specific developmental goals, and (3) demonstrating the value and importance of adult/child interactions. The use of play as an intervention medium is stressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).