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ERIC Number: EJ958516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Evaluating Young Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds for Special Education Services
Banerjee, Rashida; Guiberson, Mark
Young Exceptional Children, v15 n1 p33-45 Mar 2012
With the increasing diversity in the United States, there has been a call for early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) services to be responsive and sensitive to the diversity of children and families represented in communities. Culturally responsive practice is particularly important for EI/ECSE professionals because of the clear focus on family involvement and partnerships in providing appropriate early intervention and educational experiences for young children with special needs. In this article, the authors first describe the issues and challenges that EI/ECSE professionals face when assessing young children and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds for determining eligibility for EI/ECSE. Second, they provide a brief synthesis of research-based and promising evaluation practices for EI/ECSE professionals when working with these children, families, and other professionals. The practices they include are grounded in best practices described by several national organizations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States