ERIC Number: ED121426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Assisted Learning Strategies: The Development of an Early Intervention Program for Parents and Their Infants.
Schrock, John H.
This report describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot early intervention program for parents and their infants 1 to 36 months old. Parents were trained by paraprofessionals (under the direction of professionals) to increase their psychomotor areas. The pilot project included 90 families with children under three years of age representing a cross-section in race and socioeconomic background of families in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The paraprofessional's manual developed for the program (2/5 of the report) includes the philosophy of the project; operational procedures; resource materials; forms; and a bibliography of films, books, and pamphlets. The parents' manual (2.5 of the report) includes sections on philosphy and goals for parents and children; information on health, growth, development, language environment and sources of stimulation; directions for home lessons; guides for observing children; a list of community resources; and a bibliography. "Normal" and "high risk" groups included in the pilot program were compared for development in personal-social areas, gross and fine motor skills, and receptive and expressive language. Results indicate that intervention seemed to have the greatest effect on infants in the 7 to 30 months age range. (Author/ED)
Descriptors: Child Development, Disadvantaged Environment, Early Childhood Education, Guides, Home Programs, Infants, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Learning Activities, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Sacramento)