Pacific Island Parents Perspective. By Karolini Tutavaha and Galumaninoa Tasi- Perez. “Pacific Island Parent’s Perspective in understanding People with an Intellectual Disability where Behaviour Presents Challenging”. “One Thing Leads to Another”. INTRODUCTION.
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By Karolini Tutavaha and Galumaninoa Tasi- Perez
“Pacific Island Parent’s Perspective in understanding People with an Intellectual Disability where Behaviour Presents Challenging”.
“One Thing Leads to Another”
Of Intellectual Disability
- Manifestation of external ancestral force
(failure of a person to fulfill a dying persons final wishes)
- Illness that cannot be treated
- Possessed by the evil spirits (Religious beliefs)
Some Challenging behaviour can be seen as a form of communication:
All people want all or
some of these things
People with an Intellectual Disability
To promote the involvement of
Pacific People with an Intellectual disability so that their cultures are
understood and recognised
Train Service Providers / Specialist so they understand different Pacific Island cultures
Get Pacific communities to talk and think about disability issues
Make sure information is available in a way that Pacific people can accessPromotion of Pacific People with an Intellectual Disability
Result and one thing leads to another
Teach and Nurture
Understanding the Disability