As children learn, play, speak, act, and move, how they grow can be compared to what is considered typical for that stage of development. The child and family’s cultural background must be considered when assessing development and creating interventions, as there are culture-based variations in children’s development. Through presentation, family panel, and case study discussion, this training will explore ways to be culturally responsive while meeting the needs of the families and children we serve.
• Explore family perspectives on culture, child development, and disability.
• Learn strategies for delivering culturally responsive services related to child development and disabilities.
• Discuss strategies for integrating Alaska Native cultural values and beliefs into developmental screening, diagnosis, and service delivery.
• Apply cultural responsiveness strategies in group case discussion activity.
Carmen Wenger, Program Director of Help Me Grow Alaska
Dr. Siv Fasci, Providence Developmental Pediatrician