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ERIC Number: EJ747275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Family-Centered Intervention for Young Children At-Risk for Language and Behavior Problems
Chao, Pen-Chiang; Bryan, Tanis; Burstein, Karen; Ergul, Cevriye
Early Childhood Education Journal, v34 n2 p147-153 Oct 2006
This study investigated the effects of a family-centered intervention that involved parents in weekly assessments and daily routine activities for promoting young children's language and behavior. Forty-one 3-5-year-old children at-risk for language and behavior problems, recruited from three developmental preschools, were randomly assigned to a control and an intervention group that received parent-professional support. Analyses of covariance (ANCOVAs) were used to examine whether groups differed on post-test scores on the Test of Early Language Development-Third Edition and Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory, using pre-test scores as a covariate. Results showed that children in the intervention group outperformed children in the control group on both tests. The study indicated that family-centered intervention is an effective method for empowering parents to identify and implement concrete solutions to their children's problems, especially when done as part of a professional collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory; Test of Early Language Development