The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to establish an education-support group for parents/caregivers of a child diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). An extensive literature review was performed, illustrating the need for emotional support and the advocacy skills needed to navigate the special education system. The Westside Family Resource & Empowerment Center, located in Culver City, California, would be the host agency.
The goals are to empower families by strengthening their advocacy skills and helping them manage the life-changing diagnosis of CAS. If funded, the CAS Parent Project would provide education and support to parents/caregivers, thereby benefiting the child with CAS as well. Five series of groups, serving a total of 50 to 60 parents/caregivers, would be implemented during the funding period.
Actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement for the completion of this thesis project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Ethnic studies, Language|
|Keywords:||Childhood apraxia of speech, Parent support group, Speech and language impairment, Support group|
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