Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Liberal Studies


Parenting children with speech and language delays have many challenges because children require a different approach to their education and everyday living. Having children with speech and language delays in Mexican immigrant families can be especially difficult. The language barriers and challenges, challenges to their cultural beliefs, and the willingness and time to talk to a specialist. When parents have not acquired specific valuable skills to work with speech and language delay, they have difficulty communicating and meeting a child's needs. Most importantly, they don't know other forms of communication they can use, such as beginner sign language and communication boards. Parents who acquire these skills are more prepared to understand how best to work with their children to help them progress in their speech and language delays.