Effects of Acculturation on Assistive Technology Service DeliveryBy Parette, Howard P.; Huer, Mary Blake; Scherer, Marcia; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 31-41
Publication Date: Spring 2004
Article discusses a process for understanding the concept of acculturation in the assistive technology (AT) decision-making process. The authors provide two types of information to encourage professionals to consider the influence of acculturation on AT service delivery: (1) a discussion of cross-cultural topics, including the process of assimilation, integration, separation, and marginalization, and (2) personal accounts from immigrant families and families within varying socioeconomic levels. The authors hope the discussion points will enable professionals to realize more appropriate solutions for the selection and training of AT devices from a broader cultural perspective.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48215