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ERIC Number: EJ807789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Agreement on Childhood Disability between Parents and Teachers in Vietnam
Shin, Jin Y.; Nhan, Nguyen Viet; Crittenden, Kathleen; Valenti, S. Stavros; Hong, Hoang Thi Dieu
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v55 n3 p239-249 Sep 2008
The purpose of the present study was to examine agreement on childhood disability among the teachers and parents of children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. The participants were 57 teachers in kindergarten programmes (for children 2 to 6 years of age), and 106 mothers and 93 fathers of the children attending these kindergarten programmes. The data were collected using the ABILITIES Index and a demographic information form. The results indicated that teachers rated the children's level of functioning more severely, especially in the areas of intellectual disabilities and behaviour problems, than mothers and fathers. Logistic regression that examined the factors that predicted the agreement and disagreement among parents and teachers revealed that teachers and parents were more likely to agree when the child's disability was genetically related or physical. Screening, diagnosis and treatment issues can become more challenging for children with intellectual disabilities who do not have such physical and genetic conditions, especially when the agreement between parents and professionals on the conditions of the children is low. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam