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ERIC Number: EJ921985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Considerations for School Psychologists Working with Arab American Children and Families
Goforth, Anisa N.
Communique, v39 n6 p1, 28, 30 Mar-Apr 2011
There are an estimated three million Arab Americans in the United States, with 25% of the population under the age of 18. Given this significant population, it is likely that some school psychologists come across children from Arab backgrounds during their career. Many school psychologists, however, may not be aware of the unique cultural characteristics and needs that they must consider when providing culturally appropriate services. The purpose of this article is to provide information about Arab American culture and traditions that school psychologists may take into account when providing assessment, consultation, and intervention services to Arab American youth and families. The author provides a discussion of the unique characteristics and experiences of Arab Americans. Then, she discusses specific suggestions about ways that school psychologists can consider cultural issues when providing services. (Contains 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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