ERIC Number: ED233546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Groups for Parents with Developmental Disabilities.
Johnson, Paul L.
The Parent Group Development Program was established to provide information and support for parents with developmental disabilities. Parent group activities focused on offering information about child development (through a guessing game in which behavior was matched to one of four age groups) and meal planning and budgeting (with a task that called for group preparation of a luncheon for themselves). Group activities were also designed to enhance self esteem through a project in which mothers' portraits were taken and related feelings discussed. Less successful activities centered on stress reduction and child discipline, both of which used highly structured role playing techniques. Implications for instructional development for this group include emphasis on concrete aspects, and attention to issues of confidentiality. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (107th, Dallas, TX, May 29-June 2, 1983).