Service Delivery for Children Who Are Deaf: Thoughts of Families in Turkey


Sipal R. F. , BAYHAN KARAPINAR P.

JOURNAL OF DISABILITY POLICY STUDIES, cilt.21, ss.81-89, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1044207310363434
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF DISABILITY POLICY STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-89

Özet

Laws mandate early intervention programs across many different countries, such as the United States, the countries of the European Union, and Turkey. Studies have shown that such programs can be critical to the healthy development of children with disabilities, especially those who are deaf. Furthermore, research addressing the delivery of early intervention programs offers guidelines that, when followed, presumably maximize the programs' intended benefits. In this study, the authors used a quasi-mixed, monostrand method to investigate how families of children with disabilities in Turkey perceived the service delivery they were receiving. Organizing their perceptions under a framework related to the Turkish-law-mandated guidelines, the authors found that the provision of services varied greatly from one professional team task to the next. Implications for the improvement of service delivery are discussed.