ERIC Number: ED067798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Parent Programs in Child Development Centers. First Chance for Children, Vol. 1.
Lillie, David L., Ed.
Seven articles discuss components of parent programs in the early education of deaf and hard of hearing children which are thought to be applicable to parental involvement in almost all child development programs. Parent child and professional interaction is considered in terms of establishing a productive relationship with parents and facilitating parent child communication. Described are the parents' need for help and the teacher's role in providing emotional support in dealing with feelings, in following the prescriptions of professionals, and in developing realistic expectations and appropriate child rearing practices. Parameters of a systematic program for parent information (such as instruction in child development, handicapping conditions, behavior management, and intervention procedures, materials and equipment) are explained. Suggested are means of helping parents to become teachers, to recognize the learning opportunities offered in the home, and to realize the impact of their child on themselves and their family. Means of developing parent participation through roles as co-experimenter and observer and through group interaction with other parents are examined. Stages in the planning of parent programs are distinguished. Provided are annotations on scope, content, and main use of approximately 40 documents concerning emotional support, information exchange, parent child interaction, and parent participation. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.