Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial
versión impresa ISSN 1413-6538
TAKASE, Érica Mayumi y CHUN, Regina Yu Shon. Communication and inclusion of children with language disorders due to neurologic aspects from the perspective of parents and teachers. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp. 251-264. ISSN 1413-6538. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-65382010000200007.
The Brazilian educational system has been going through several modifications to answer to changes in inclusive policies. Studies regarding communication and inclusion of children with language disorders due to neurological causes require further attention, specifically in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences. For the purpose of finding out how professionals in this field can contribute to the inclusion process, the aim of the study is to investigate the expectations, difficulties and support encountered by families and teachers of those children who undergo Speech-Language Pathology therapy. The corpus is composed of 11 children, 12 parents and 7 educators. The data was collected through the study of the children files, as well as from semi-structured interviews with families and teachers, video-recorded and transcribed orthographically. The data was analyzed according to references that support this study. The results show challenges in including some of the children in regular schools, particularly those with the most severe language disorders. There were also issues related to the preparation of the educators and the preparedness of some of the schools that received these students. Nevertheless, the study demonstrated that there have been advances, expressed by the inclusion of most of these children in regular schools and by greater willingness of the schools to receive these students. This finding was deduced from references to parents, educators and Speech-Language Pathologists sharing of information and experiences. From the perspective of the families and teachers, the findings point to the need for specialized health assistance and highlight the contribution of the Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences in communication and feeding in the process of inclusion.
Palabras llave : Special Education; Language; Inclusion; Parents; Educators; Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences.