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Promoting Immigrant Parents’ Engagement In Early Intervention Through Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Service Delivery, Wendy B. Wieber, Lucia Quinonez Sumner Feb 2016

Promoting Immigrant Parents’ Engagement In Early Intervention Through Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Service Delivery, Wendy B. Wieber, Lucia Quinonez Sumner

Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

This article focuses on the use of culture-based play, songs, and games in the early education of newcomers to the United States. Current studies examine culturally inclusive practices in PreK-12 schools in America, Canada, and Australia and suggest that parents participate more enthusiastically when their cultural orientation is honored. Although there is scant research regarding in-home early intervention for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing for recent immigrants to the United States, the same principle may hold true for this group of immigrants. The type of parent involvement that an early interventionist in the U.S ...