Title

Cultural Issues in the Rehabilitation of Hispanics

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Rehabilitation

Volume

58

Publication Date

1992

First Page

29

Last Page

37

Abstract

This article identifies five issues that are important for rehabilitation counselors to keep in mind as they provide services to persons of Hispanic origin: (a) developing greater sensitivity and respect for individual differences among Hispanic clients, (b) separating the effects of culture from the effects of socio-economic status, (c) exercising caution in interpreting and generalizing research findings, (d) exercising caution in the use of standardized tests, and (e) obtaining the best written and spoken language translation. These recommendations are based upon a review of some 60 references. Implications for rehabilitation practice are drawn.

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