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Culture–Bound Syndromes, in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). (2000). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. (2007). Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

Spanish for the Physical Therapist


Kalyanpur, M. (1999). Special education epistemology as a product of western culture: implications for non-western families of children with disabilities. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 22: 111–118.

Bracht, M., Kandankery, A., Nodwell, S. and Stade, B. (2002). Cultural differences and parental responses to the preterm infants at risk: strategies for supporting families. Neonatal Network, 21, 6: 31–38.

Fazel, M. and A. Stein. 2002. "The Mental Health of Refugee Children." Archives of Disease in Childhood, 87:366–370.


Wilson, S.H. & Dorne, R. (2005). Impact of culture on the education of the geriatric patient. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21 (4), 282–294.

Teaching Resources

Interpreters, from

The L.E.A.R.N. and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Models of Cross–Cultural Communication, from