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dc.contributor.author Castillo, Veronica en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-03T16:52:07Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/131359 en
dc.description.abstract The American Academy of Pediatrics (1993) states that the development of culturally appropriate health policies, culturally sensitive services, and culturally competent clinicians requires an understanding of the inter-relationships between culture, chronic illness, child development and family functioning. Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) can gain invaluable information from listening to their client’s stories and experiences in order to understand their perspective towards disabilities. This qualitative study seeks to understand the perspectives of three Guatemalan mothers raising children with special needs who have benefited from Nueva Vida, a special education school in rural Guatemala, including three teachers, a SLP, and a school psychologist. This study also discusses the implications for SLPs and how they can provide culturally relevant care and services to clients with limited resources and educational opportunities. The findings of this study indicate a need for further ethnographic narrative studies as well as further training for SLP’s in counseling families. en
dc.format.extent ix, 56 leaves en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en
dc.rights Copyright by Veronica Castillo, 2014 en
dc.source AS36 2014 COMD .C37 en
dc.subject Children with disabilities -- Education -- Guatemala. en
dc.subject Special education -- Parent participation -- Guatemala. en
dc.subject Parents of children with disabilities -- Guatemala. en
dc.subject Speech therapy for children -- Guatemala. en
dc.title Families perspectives on disabilities in rural Guatemala en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.embargoterms forever en
dc.date.embargountil 10000-01-01 en
dc.contributor.department Communicative Disorders en


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