ERIC Number: ED370313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Competence in Screening and Assessment: Implications for Services to Young Children with Special Needs Ages Birth through Five.
Anderson, Maria; Goldberg, Paula F.
This paper examines issues related to the screening and assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities or at risk for disabilities, from families of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. An introductory section outlines issues of cultural and linguistic competence and provides definitions of key terms. Interviews are presented with five parents and professionals from states with varied cultural groups. Interviewees describe their experiences with screening and assessment and note the major issues involved in culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Strategies for ensuring cultural competence in screening and assessment are discussed. The strategies focus on policymakers, parents, and professionals. Approximately 35 additional resources are listed. (JDD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Evaluation, Infants, Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development, Screening Tests, Toddlers
PACER Center 4826 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1098 ($4 includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.; PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Note: A product of the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System. For related documents, see ED 317 001 and ED 347 770.