Cultural factors significantly influence the effectiveness of pediatric screening that enables the prevention of developmental disturbances. The formulation of intervention programs must match the needs of the child, his or her family, and educators. Recognizing the importance of creating an intervention program accessible to the culture of the child and the child’s mentors, this article describes a multidisciplinary early screening and preventive intervention program for preschool boys within the ultra-Orthodox sector. The adaptation strategy for intervention in the ultra-Orthodox community included both surface changes and deep restructuring of content and delivery. Lessons learned were applied to pilot testing resulting in a feasible model.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention|
|State||Published - 2 Jul 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The program was funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the municipality of Bnei-Brak.
© 2016 Taylor & Francis.
- Culturally accessible
- adaptation strategy
- cultural isolation
- modification of delivery
- preventive intervention