Cultural Considerations in Serving Children With ASD and Their Families: Asian American Perspective The author of this article reviews cultural differences that will guide clinicians when providing services to Asian American children with autism and discusses culturally based clinical issues/suggestions for working successfully with Asian American families. Theory is followed using examples from three sources: (a) the author’s direct experience, (b) a Korean ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2013
Cultural Considerations in Serving Children With ASD and Their Families: Asian American Perspective
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  • HyeKyeung Seung
    Department of Human Communication Studies, Communicative Disorders Program, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
  • Disclosure: HyeKyeung Seung has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   February 01, 2013
Cultural Considerations in Serving Children With ASD and Their Families: Asian American Perspective
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, February 2013, Vol. 20, 14-19. doi:10.1044/lle20.1.14
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, February 2013, Vol. 20, 14-19. doi:10.1044/lle20.1.14

The author of this article reviews cultural differences that will guide clinicians when providing services to Asian American children with autism and discusses culturally based clinical issues/suggestions for working successfully with Asian American families. Theory is followed using examples from three sources: (a) the author’s direct experience, (b) a Korean parent support group, and (c) a one-time open dialogue event among Asian parents of children with autism and professionals who serve them.

Acknowledgment
The writing of this article was supported by generous support from a 2012-2013 J. William Fulbright Scholarship award to Korea. My deepest gratitude goes to the dedicated mothers of children with developmental disabilities in Southern California. I would like acknowledge the contributions to the accumulation of the information by several students at California State University, Fullerton.
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