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ERIC Number: ED549959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 149
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ISBN: 978-1-2672-6757-3
Spanish-Speaking Parents of School-Age Children with a Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Case Study
Cantu, Michael D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Studies have shown that the prevalence rates of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) have increased tremendously over the last ten years. Parental involvement in the educational decision-making has also remained a key issue for schools and parents. As a result, schools employ various programs in attempts to promote and maintain parental involvement. However, research has found that among several potential difficulties parents may encounter when attempting to remain involved are those inherent with language limitations or deficits. This case study explored the experiences and perceptions of Spanish-speaking parents who have a child with characteristics of a PDD and is receiving special education services under the educational eligibility of Autism while in a predominately English-speaking school system. Through interviewing three parent sets (mother and father), this study identified themes of perceptions and experiences amongst different families. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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