Improving services to Asian families and children with disabilities

Child Care Health Dev. 1997 Jan;23(1):41-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2214.1997.836836.x.


There is a clear need to improve the delivery of services to Asian families and their children with disabilities. This paper describes some of the key points where communication and access may break down. It offers principles to guide assessments of children, and makes recommendations on ways of working with interpreters, monitoring uptake of services and strategies for supporting and informing Asian families.

MeSH terms

  • Asia / ethnology
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / standards*
  • Communication Barriers
  • Community Participation
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis
  • Developmental Disabilities / ethnology
  • Developmental Disabilities / therapy*
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Humans
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / ethnology
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Translating
  • United Kingdom