ERIC Number: ED207319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Relationship-Focused Intervention with High-Risk Infants: First Year Findings.
Allen, Deborah A.; And Others
The authors report the first year's evaluation findings on the Family Consultation Project, a transdisciplinary, noncategorical early intervention program serving infants at known or high risk for developmental disability due to genetic disorders or severe perinatal medical complications. The intervention program encouraged mutual pleasure in the parent-infant interaction and parents' sense of competence pursuant to the child's development. Families in the program for the infant's first 9 months scored higher than controls on measures of maternal responsiveness, comfort in interaction, verbal exchange, and pleasure in contact between members of the parent-infant dyad. On developmental assessments, controls fell further behind age appropriate levels of development, while infants in the intervention program improved. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: At Risk (for Handicap); Family Consultation Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Canada, September, 1980).