ERIC Number: ED242708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Home-Based, Parent Intervention Motor Development Program on Developmentally Delayed Children.
Paciorek, Michael J.
A study focused on developmentally delayed children who participated in a home-based, parent intervention motor development program. The major question considered was: Is there any difference in gross and fine motor mean scores obtained on the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (field test edition), received by children who participated in the program and those who did not. Twenty children with a mean chronological age of 5.8 years, classified as being developmentally delayed, were the target population. Subjects were randomly and evenly divided into an experimental group and comparison group, and then pretested on the scales to determine gross and fine motor developmental ages. The 8-week program was administered by the subjects' parents or guardians and was based on a series of developmental activities accompanying the Peabody Scales, designed to teach each skill included in the scales. The program was monitored and adjusted bi-weekly by examiner home-visits. Analysis of data revealed that gross motor scores of the experimental group improved significantly over gross motor scores of the comparison group, while fine motor scores of both groups showed significant improvement. (JD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Developmental Disabilities, Home Instruction, Individual Development, Individual Instruction, Motivation Techniques, Motor Development, Muscular Strength, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Physical Activity Level, Program Effectiveness, Psychomotor Skills, Young Children
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Peabody Developmental Motor Scales
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity (4th, London, England, September 1983).