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ERIC Number: EJ867668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Communicating with Hispanic Parents of Children with and without Disabilities
Columna, Luis; Senne, Terry A.; Lytle, Rebecca
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n4 p48-54 Apr 2009
The culture of the United States has become increasingly diverse. Teachers, including physical education (PE) and adapted physical education (APE) teachers, often struggle to find ways to communicate with non-English-speaking children and their families. Consequently, some families of children with disabilities are unfamiliar with the benefits and services that are available to their children through special education programs. The purpose of this article is to provide communication strategies that may help APE and PE teachers to work more effectively with parents of non-English-speaking families, specifically Hispanic families. An increase in communication may establish positive rapport and encourage Hispanic families to become an integral part of the physical education program. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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