Perceptions of Disability: Families From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds The aim of the current study was to explore the perceptions of disability of families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Investigators interviewed 10 families from diverse backgrounds and used qualitative inquiry techniques to identify shared and distinctive themes between families. Results produced themes related to diverse beliefs about the ... Article
Article  |   September 27, 2016
Perceptions of Disability: Families From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Katrina Sanchez
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Carla Wood
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Disclosures Financial: Katrina Sanchez has no financial interests to disclose. Carla Wood is an associate professor at Florida State University.
    Disclosures Financial: Katrina Sanchez has no financial interests to disclose. Carla Wood is an associate professor at Florida State University.×
  • Nonfinancial: Portions of this paper were presented at the 2013 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    Nonfinancial: Portions of this paper were presented at the 2013 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.×
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Part 2
Article   |   September 27, 2016
Perceptions of Disability: Families From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2016, Vol. 1, 38-46. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG16.38
History: Received November 27, 2015 , Revised June 5, 2016 , Accepted July 1, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2016, Vol. 1, 38-46. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG16.38
History: Received November 27, 2015; Revised June 5, 2016; Accepted July 1, 2016

The aim of the current study was to explore the perceptions of disability of families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Investigators interviewed 10 families from diverse backgrounds and used qualitative inquiry techniques to identify shared and distinctive themes between families. Results produced themes related to diverse beliefs about the causes of disability, perceived helpfulness of intervention, reactions to diagnosis, informational resources, and perceptions of bilingual services.

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