5. What problems are specific to d/Deaf Hispanic children?

-Dual ethnic membership

-Decreased involvement and misconceptions of parents

-Disproportionate board and staff representation (Cohen, 1993)

-Problems with late identification

-Placement and assessment problems (Gerner de Garcia, 1993)

-Socioeconomic barriers

-Differences in communication philosophies and/or poor educational experiences in native countries (Jackson-Maldonado, 1993)

 

References

Blackwell, P.M., & Fischgrund, J.E. (1984). Issues in the development of culturally responsive programs for deaf students from non-English-speaking homes. In Delgado, G.L. (Ed.), The Hispanic deaf. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press.

Cohen, O. (1993). Educational needs of African American and Hispanic deaf children and youth. In Christensen, K.M., & Delgado, G.L. (Eds.), Multicultural issues in deafness. New York: Longman Publishing.

Fischgrund, J., Cohen, O., & Clarkson, R. (1987). Hearing impaired children in black and Hispanic families. Volta Review, 89 (5), 59-67.

Gerner de Garcia, B. (1993). Addressing the needs of Hispanic deaf children. In Christensen, K.M., & Delgado, G.L. (Eds.), Multicultural issues in deafness. New York: Longman Publishing.

Jackson-Maldonado, D. (1993). Mexico and the United States: A cross-cultural perspective on the education of deaf children. In Christensen, K.M., & Delgado, G.L. (Eds.), Multicultural issues in deafness. New York: Longman Publishing.

Lerman, A. (1984). Survey of Hispanic hearing-impaired students and their families in New York city. In Delgado, G.L. (Ed.), The Hispanic deaf. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press.

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