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ERIC Number: ED417905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Parent Support Services on the Navajo Reservation.
Jones, Doris; Miller, Susan; Medina, Catherine
A study examined the degree to which families with disabled children in remote areas of the Navajo Reservation were aware of and used family support services. Twenty-five undergraduate students enrolled in special education teacher training courses designed, implemented, and assisted in data analysis. Interviews and surveys were completed by 89 parents, educators, and professionals from community agencies in the Kayenta Unified School District and the Pinon Unified School District (Arizona). Over 70 percent of the participants were Navajo. Separate surveys/interviews for educators, parents, and community agencies covered relationship to child; nature of child's disability; types, use, and availability of support services; referral practices; and support service eligibility. Results showed that parents were well informed of the services available to their children and were using the services. It appeared that collaboration between the school systems and various agencies facilitated awareness and use of services. Parents indicated a need for more organized activities for their children, a good working public library, and a parent newsletter. Includes survey/interview questions. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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