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2016

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

Cultural competence

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Understanding Parental Engagement In Hispanic Mothers Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Application Of A Process-Model Of Cultural Competence, Elizabeth Ijalba Feb 2016

Understanding Parental Engagement In Hispanic Mothers Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Application Of A Process-Model Of Cultural Competence, Elizabeth Ijalba

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

In this study the LEARN process-model of cultural competence was applied with three Hispanic immigrant mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two main arguments were investigated. 1) The influence of cultural beliefs on mothers’ engagement in their children’s education at home. 2) The inclusion of mothers’ cultural beliefs about disability in education plans for their children. This study was contextualized through a review of the literature on cultural competence and traditional cultural beliefs on understanding disability in many Hispanic immigrant families. Results showed that mothers’ parental beliefs about disability influenced how they engaged in their children’s ...