An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Literacy for Education, Research, and Practice in Early Childhood Intervention “Health literacy” is gaining attention among professionals that serve young children with disabilities and their families. Given that parental health literacy might influence developmental outcomes for a child in early intervention, an interdisciplinary focus on health literacy in early intervention is important to consider. This article presents information on health ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Literacy for Education, Research, and Practice in Early Childhood Intervention
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  • Kris Pizur-Barnekow
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Paula M. Rhyner
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jennifer Doering
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Timothy Patrick
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
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Article   |   July 01, 2011
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Literacy for Education, Research, and Practice in Early Childhood Intervention
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 62-67. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.62
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 62-67. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.62

“Health literacy” is gaining attention among professionals that serve young children with disabilities and their families. Given that parental health literacy might influence developmental outcomes for a child in early intervention, an interdisciplinary focus on health literacy in early intervention is important to consider. This article presents information on health literacy and the relevance to early childhood intervention. The authors summarize three interdisciplinary studies pertaining to health literacy and early intervention and discuss implications for clinical professionals.

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