Considerations in Responding to Family Diversity
Cultural heritages, values, and beliefs may dramatically affect the family's perception of and participation in the assessment process (Haney & Knox, 1995; Hanson, Lynch, & Wayman, 1990), development of the intervention, and plans for the future. Other aspects of diversity may affect a family's cooperation. The table below summarizes the important considerations in working with families and developing a sensitivity to diversity.
|Area of Consideration||Issues in Being Responsive to Diversity|
|Authority of the school||
|Literacy and language||
|Meetings and support groups||
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