ERIC Number: ED099106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Educational Intervention with High-Risk Infants.
Kass, Ethel R.; And Others
This paper describes the philosophy and procedures of an educational intervention program with high risk infants which is part of the Infant Studies Project at UCLA. The intervention is directed specifically at providing mothers of such infants with techniques, practices, and observation skills which enhance maternal ability. High risk infants are identified at birth. Through home and clinic visits the intervention team develops an individualized program for each infant and family, based on (1) the developmental characteristics of the infant, (2) the nature of the parent-child interaction, and (3) the environmental resources and limitations of the family and home. The program focuses on improving the infant-mother interaction by training the mother to respond to the specific cognitive and developmental strengths and weaknesses of her infants. (Author/ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Neuropsychiatric Inst.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Early Intervention for High-Risk Infants and Young Children (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 1974)