The population served by early interventionists has changed to include more migrant families. Although there has been much research concerning Caucasian families, less is known about culturally and linguistically diverse families. Forming partnerships with families can be aided by understanding how to identify families' needs and support networks. The purpose of this study was to assess the group differences between Hispanic migrant families of young children with and without disabilities (ages birth - 5) regarding their perceptions of needs and use of support systems. The findings indicate that there is little difference between migrant families of young children with and without disabilities. Implications of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.
Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Correa, Vivian I.; and Beverly, Cheryl L.
"Migrant Hispanic Families of Young Children: An Analysis of Parent Needs and Family Support,"
Education and Culture:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol12/iss2/art3