ERIC Number: EJ931332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
Language Interpretation, Parent Participation, and Young Children with Disabilities
Cheatham, Gregory A.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v31 n2 p78-88 Aug 2011
Spoken parent-educator interactions through language interpreters for parents who do not speak English can challenge early intervention/early childhood special education professionals. Research suggests that language interpretation is often inadequate to ensure that the parental participation, informed parental consent, and interpretation mandates of IDEA (P.L. 108-446) Parts B and C are met. Examples from several contexts are presented to illustrate communication disconnects between early educators and parents. Subsequently, a discussion of quality language interpretation in early intervention/ early childhood special education is presented followed by program and policy recommendations.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Young Children, English, Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Translation, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Differences, Individualized Education Programs, Evaluation
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act