Helping Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families: Mexican and U.S. Perspectives
Todd V. Fletcher, Candace S. Bos
This book is the result of a series of symposiums, conferences, and congresses held jointly by the United States and Mexico between 1994 and 1998 focusing on special needs of individuals in both countries. The book is divided into two sections. Section One, "Families and Early Childhood," provides multiple perspectives on the education of children with disabilities in the United States and Mexico, describes formal and informal support systems for families who have children with disabilities, and highlights legislation and family-centered approaches to intervention. Section Two focuses on educational issues. Specific chapters include: (1) "The Social Integration of Individuals with Disabilities" (Gare Fabila de Zaldo); (2) "Family-Centered Early Intervention" (Berta Watkins); (3) "Early Language Assessment for Spanish-Speaking Children: Border Realities" (Donna Jackson-Maldonado); (4) "Parents, Families, and Communities Ensuring Children's Rights: It's a Good 'Idea' " (Elba I. Reyes); (5) "Aiding Preschool Children with Communication Disorders from Mexican Backgrounds: Challenges and Solutions (Henriette W. Langdon); (6) "Indigenous and Informal Systems of Support: Navajo Families Who Have Children with Disabilities" (R. Cruz Begay and others); (7) "Overcoming Obstacles and Improving Outcomes: American Indian Children with Special Needs" (Martha G. Gorospe); (8) "Bridge over Troubled Waters: Collaboration between the United States and Mexico on Behalf of Individuals with Disabilities" (Sofialeticia Morales); (9) "Special Education and Education Reform in Mexico: Providing Quality Education to a Diverse Student Population" (Eliseo Guajardo Ramos); (10) "Educational Opportunities for Children with Disabilities in Mexico: Identification and Intervention" (Georgina Reich-Erdmann); (11) "Special Education for Latino Students in the United States: a Metaphor for What Is Wrong" (Richard A. Figueroa) ; (12) "Effective Literacy Instruction for Latino Students Receiving Special Education Services: A Review of Classroom Research" (Nadeen T. Ruiz); "Many Ways Is the Way: Supporting the Languages and Literacies of Culturally, Linguistically, and Developmentally Diverse Children" (Pamela J. Rossi); "Native American Culture and Language: Considerations in Service Delivery" Sherry R. Allison and Christine Begay Vining; and "Collaborative Endeavors: On Behalf of Children with Disabilities and Their Families in the United States and Mexico" (Todd V. Fletcher and others). (Chapters include references.) (JS)
Todd V. Fletcher, Candace S. Bos. Helping Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families: Mexican and U.S. Perspectives (1999). Bilingual Press/Hispanic Research Center: Tempe, AZ.
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