ERIC Number: EJ843263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Hear Our Voices: Mexican Parents and Professionals Speak about Children with Disabilities
Bauman, Dona C.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v10 n1 p14-20 Spr 2009
In January 2004 faculty from the University of Scranton traveled to Mexico to establish relationships with universities, clinic personnel, hospital personnel, school personnel, and parents in order to increase their understanding of the role disability play in that country. This interdisciplinary group of professionals in special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy and hospital administration, visited 17 university, government, and community-based agencies to gather data regarding the provision of healthcare, education and rehabilitation services to children with disabilities in Mexico. This article focuses on the role the family plays when they have a child with disabilities. Professionals and parents were interviewed and as in the United States the dichotomy between professional and parent are evident.
Descriptors: Hospitals, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Personnel, Special Needs Students, Family Relationship, Teamwork, Administrators, Community Programs, Colleges, Public Agencies, Access to Health Care, Access to Education, Rehabilitation, Family Involvement, Parent Role, Parent Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Socioeconomic Status, Parent Influence, Educational Attainment, Allied Health Personnel, Parent Child Relationship
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site: http://iase.coe.nau.edu/index3.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico