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Federal funding for this website ended in 2003, therefore few materials have been added since that time. Fortunately, there is continued interest in culturally and appropriate materials, curriculum, and programs. Because of this, we have allowed this site to remain as an archive. Please feel free to use this site, but recognize that it is no longer current.

CLAS Publications

The following publications are ideal for service providers, administrators, and inservice/preservice early childhood personnel. These publications can be used by early childhood/special education practitioners to help them select culturally and linguistically appropriate materials. In addition, they may be used in college classroom curricula, workshops, or ongoing research in the field. You are welcome to view, download, and print the Review Guidelines, technical reports, and ERIC Digests.

 

List of Articles Published by CLAS

2010 CLAS Publications

Jegatheesan, B., Miller, P. J., & Fowler, S. A. (2010). Autism from a religious perspective:  A study of parental beliefs in South Asian Muslim immigrant families. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

2006 CLAS Publications

Fowler, S. A., Ostrosky, M. M., & Yates, T. (2006). Teaching and learning in the early years (pp. 349-359). In L. Florian (Ed.), Handbook of special education. London: Sage.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & Maude, S. (2006).  Increasing meaningful participation of diverse constituents: Lessons learned from the CLAS experience. Multiple Voices, 9, 34-49.

2005 CLAS Publications

Corso, R. M., Fowler, S. A., & Santos, R. M. (Eds.). (2005). Building healthy relationships with families (Vol. 2). Longmont, CO: Sopris West Educational Services.

Corso, R. M., Fowler, S. A., & Santos, R. M. (Eds.). (2005). CLAS collection #2: Building healthy relationships with families to support service utilization. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & Fowler, S. A. (Eds.). (2005). Working with linguistically diverse families (Vol. 3). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Ohtake, Y., Santos, R. M., & Fowler, S. A. (2005). It's a three way conversation: Families, service providers and interpreters working together. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 6 on Interdisciplinary Teaming, 33-43.

Fowler, S. A., Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M.  (Eds). (2005). Appropriate screening, assessment, and family information gathering (Vol. 1). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Fowler, S. A., Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (Eds.). (2005). CLAS collection #1: Getting started: Culturally and linguistically appropriate screening, assessment and family information gathering. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Ohtake, Y., Fowler, S. A., & Santos, R. M. (2005). Working with interpreters to plan early childhood services with bilingual and multilingual families. In R. M. Santos, R. M. Corso, & S. A. Fowler (Eds.), CLAS collection #3: Language and communication: Working with linguistically diverse families. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & Fowler, S. A. (Eds.). (2005). CLAS collection #3: Language and communication: Working with linguistically diverse families. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Santos, R. M., & Zhang, C. (2005). An individualized perspective of family support services: A review of the literature. In R. M. Corso, S. A. Fowler, & R. M. Santos (Eds.), CLAS collection #2: Building healthy relationships with families to support service utilization. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., &  Rothenberg, D. (2005). Information training and technical assistance: A case study of the CLAS Institute Web site. In D. Edyburn, K. Higgins, & R. Boone (Eds.), The handbook of special education technology research and practice (pp. 161-175). Whitefish Bay, WI: Knowledge by Design, Inc.

2004 CLAS Publications

Santos, R. M. (2004). Ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment of young children. Young Children, 1(59), 48-50.

Santos, R. M. (2004). Ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment of young children. In Derry G. Koralek (Ed.), Spotlight on young children and assessment. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

2003 CLAS Publications

Banks, R., Santos, R. M., & Roof, V. (2003). Discovering family concerns, priorities and resources: Sensitive family information gathering. Young Exceptional Children, 6(2), 11-19.

Barrera, I., Corso, R., & McPherson D. (2003). Worlds without walls: Cultural competency of cultural diversity in early childhood settings. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks.

Lee, H., Ostrosky, M. M., Bennett, T., & Fowler, S. A. (2003) Perspectives of early intervention professionals about culturally appropriate practices. Journal of Early Intervention, 25, 281-295.

2002 CLAS Publications

Corso, R. M., Santos, R. M., & Roof, V. (2002). Adapting and evaluating early childhood education and early childhood special education materials at the community level. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(3), 30-36.

2001 CLAS Publications

Pavri, S. (2001). Developmental delay or cultural difference? Developing effective child find practices for young children from culturally and linguistically diverse families. Young Exceptional Children, 4(4), 2-9.

Santos, R. M., Lee, S., Valdivia, R., & Zhang, C. (2001). Translating translations: Selecting and using translated early childhood materials. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(2), 26-31.

2000 CLAS Publications

Catlett, C., Winton, P., & Santos, R. M. (2000). Resources within reason: Materials that serve culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Young Exceptional Children, 3(4), 27.

Catlett, C., Winton, P., & Santos, R. M. (2000). Resources within reason: Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse families. Young Exceptional Children, 3(3), 28.

Hains, A. H., Belland, J., Conceição-Runlee, S., Santos, R. M., & Rothenberg, D. (2000). Instructional technology and personnel preparation. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 20(3), 132-144.

Ohtake, Y., Santos, R. M., & Fowler, S. A. (2000). It's a three way conversation: Families, service providers and interpreters working together. Young Exceptional Children, 4(1), 12-18.

Santos, R. M., Fowler, S. A., Corso, R. M., & Bruns, D. (2000). Acceptance, acknowledgement, and adaptability: Selecting culturally and linguistically appropriate early childhood materials. Teaching Exceptional Children, 32(3), 14-22.

1998-1999 CLAS Publications

Bruns, D. A., & Fowler, S. A. (1999). Designing culturally sensitive transition plans for young children and their families. Teaching Exceptional Children, 31(5), 26-30.

Bennett, T., Zhang, C., & Hojnar, L. (1998). Facilitating the full participation of culturally diverse families in the IFSP/IEP process. Transdiciplinary Journal, 8(3), 227-248.

Fowler, S. A., Hains, A. H., Ramirez, B., Rothenberg, D., & Santos, R. M. (1998, July). Meeting the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate early intervention services. In F. Lamb-Parker, J. Hagen, R. Robinson, & C. Clark (Eds.), Proceedings of Head Start's fourth national research conference on children and families in an era of rapid change: Creating a shared agenda for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers (pp. 168-171). New York: Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health.

McLean, M. (1998). Assessing young children for whom English is a second language. Young Exceptional Children, 1(3), 20-25.

Santos, R. M., & Reese, D. (1999). Selecting culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for parents and family members. ERIC Digest. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Santos, R. M., Higgins, A. H., Ramirez, B., & Rothenberg, D. (1998, July). Culturally and linguistically appropriate services in early intervention: Research to practice. In F. Lamb-Parker, J. Hagen, R. Robinson, & C. Clark (Eds.), Proceedings of Head Start's fourth national research conference on children and families in an era of rapid change: Creating a shared agenda for researchers, practitioners and policy makers (pp. 166-167). New York: Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health.

Presentations

Santos, R. M. (2002, April 22). Culture and language as a context for understanding children's typical and atypical development, child-rearing practices and perceptions of diseases and disabilities. Invited presentation for the Center for Children with Special Needs, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Workshop Series, Seattle, WA.

Santos, R. M. (2002, April 23). Meeting the cultural and linguistic needs of families: Health education for families who have children with special needs. Invited presentation for the Center for Children with Special Needs, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Workshop Series, Ellensburg, WA.

Santos, R. M. (2002, April 26). Issues in providing early intervention services to children and families who primarily speak languages other than standard English. Invited presentation at Portland State University's Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Workshop Series, Portland, OR.

Santos, R. M. (2002, August 6). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited session at Minnesota's Early Intervention Summer Institute, St. Cloud, MN.

Gonzalez, M. D., Wyatt, T., Begay-Vining, C., & Santos, R. M. (2002, November 22). CLAS: Determining the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of materials. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Santos, R. M. (2002, December 3). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Distinguished Graduate Lecture for the Department of Special Education at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Catlett, C., Santos, R. M., Moore, S. M., Perez-Mendez, C., & Kramer, L. (2002, December 5). Beyond songs and snacks: Preparing personnel to support the authentic participation of culturally and linguistically diverse families. Invited pre-conference workshop at 18th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, San Diego, CA.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & McCollum, J. (2002, December 6). Strategies for addressing race, culture, ethnicity, and language in research. Crackerbarrel session at 18th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, San Diego, CA.

Santos, R. M., & Mouzourou, C. (2002, December 6). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting practices and materials to honor diversity. Invited session at 18th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, San Diego, CA.

Santos, R. M. (2003, April 1). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting practices and materials to honor diversity. Invited session at 1st Annual Cultural and Diversity Institute at the University of Miami School of Education, Miami, FL.

Past Conference Presentations by CLAS Collaborators

Lin, C. J. G., & Ostrosky, M. M. (2002, December 6). Using and evaluating web resources in personnel development. Invited presentation at the DEC Conference (Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children), San Diego, CA.

Gonzalez, D., Wyatt, T., Vining, C. B., & Santos, R. M. (2002, November 22). CLAS: Determining the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of materials. Invited presentation at the ASHA annual conference (American Speech Language and Hearing Association), Atlanta, GA.

Lin, C. J. G., Santos, R. M., & Ostrosky, M. M. (2002, November 2). Using WWW resources in early childhood teacher education. Invited workshop at the TED Conference (Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children), Savannah, GA.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & Fowler, S. A. (2001, December 4). The CLAS story: Visions of the future for culturally and linguistically diverse families. Invited workshop for the 17th Annual DEC Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.

Zhang, C., & Santos, R. M. (2001, December 4). An individualized approach to family support: Implications for DEC recommended practices. Invited workshop for the 17th Annual DEC Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.

Rowland, C., Hains, A., & Santos, R. M. (2001, December 2). Technology tools for personnel development. Invited pre-conference workshop for the 17th Annual DEC Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.

Gonzalez, M. D. , Wyatt, T., Begay-Vining, C., & Corso, R. M. (2001, November 15). Reviewing materials for cultural and linguistic appropriateness. Invited workshop for the ASHA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Santos, R. M., & Hsieh, W. (2001, November 14-17). Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce: Selecting culturally and linguistically appropriate resources for personnel development. Invited workshop for the 24th Annual Conference CEC Teacher Education Division, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Corso, R. M., & Sosa-Ortiz, Y. (2001, November 14). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited workshop for the Region V Head Start Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, October 11). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited workshop for the 7th Sharing A Vision Conference, Springfield, IL.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, July 21). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited workshop for the Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers, Chicago.

Santos, R. M., & Rothenberg, D. (2001, June 12). Internet-based resources for early childhood educators: The CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Invited poster presentation at the 10th annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Washington, DC.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, May 3-4). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting early childhood practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited 2-day workshop for the annual Project SCEIs (Skilled Credentialed Early Interventionists) Higher Education Research Institute, Cordelle, GA.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, February 27). The CLAS story: Visions for the future of service delivery for culturally and linguistically diverse families. Invited presentation at the Annual OSEP and NECTAS National Meeting: IDEA 25: Celebrating our History, Science and Art, Washington, DC.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, February 26). Developing products for wider audiences, assuring cultural appropriateness. Invited presentation at the Annual OSEP and NECTAS National Meeting: IDEA 25: Celebrating our History, Science and Art, Washington, DC.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2001, January 23). Collect, select and reflect: Adapting practices and materials to honor the diversity of children and families. Invited paper presentation at the 24th Statewide Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students, Oak Brook, IL.

Hains, A. H., Corso, R. M., Lin, G., Ostrosky, M., & Santos, R. M. (2000, December 9). Integrating technology into professional development: Web site design, application and evaluation. Invited presentation at the 16th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Jung, E. Y., Ostrosky, M., & Baek, S. (2000, December 9). Affection activities for promoting interactions of children from culturally and linguistically diverse families. Poster presented at the 16th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Santos, R. M., Corso, R. M., & Banks, R. (2000, December 8). Culture can't be neutral: Selecting, evaluating, and adapting materials for diverse communities. Paper presented at the 16th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Corso, R. M., & Barrera, I. (2000, December 8). Cultural diversity and early childhood literature: Implications for research, evaluation, and practice. Paper presented at the 16th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Lee, S., & Santos, R. M. (2000, December 8). Strategies for selecting appropriate translated materials for families. Poster presented at the 16th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Corso, R. M., & Santos, R. M. (2000, October 12). Culture can't be neutral: Selecting, evaluating, and adapting materials for diverse communities. Paper presented at the CEC/DDEL Symposium on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, Albuquerque, NM.

Santos, R. M. (2000, July 13). Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Poster presented at the annual project director's meeting of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.

Santos, R. M., & Corso, R. M. (2000, June 12). Building on diversity: Strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services for young children with disabilities and their families. Invited presentation at Iowa Inclusion Summer Institute, Waterloo, IA.

Rothenberg, D., & Santos, R. M. (2000, June 7). Integrating technology into professional development: Web site design, application and evaluation. Paper presented at the ninth annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA.

Santos, R. M. (2000, April 28). Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce: Selecting culturally and linguistically appropriate resources for personnel development. Invited speaker at the Project SCRIPT Invitational Symposium, Cedar Rapids, IA.