ERIC Number: EJ757548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Mexican Immigrant Mothers' Beliefs on Parental Involvement in Speech-Language Therapy
Kummerer, Sharon E.; Lopez-Reyna, Norma A.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v27 n2 p83-94 Win 2006
The "sociocultural framework" highlights the contributions of children's cultural and linguistic contexts to early language and literacy development. To collaborate with parents in early intervention programs, including speech-language therapy, there must be a sincere commitment to the development of cultural competence. Hispanics are one of the largest and fastest growing minority groups within the United States. The goal of this study was to identify Mexican immigrant mothers' perceptions and beliefs about language development, their children's disabilities, and therapy activities. Additionally, it explored how these perceptions and beliefs inform culturally responsive speech-language therapy with families of Mexican descent.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Cultural Relevance, Mexicans, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Mothers, Literacy, Language Acquisition, Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Speech Therapy, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States