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ERIC Number: ED139506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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School Homework as a Focus of Intervention Between Parents and Children.
Baenninger, Louise P.; Ulmer, Loretta I.
This paper describes the Baton Rouge Mental Health Center's Program in which parents were taught to manage homework problems as part of the broader effort to teach them effective ways of managing children's behavior. A total of 36 children (27 boys and 9 girls) aged 5-12 and their parents were referred to the program. Children's problems included short attention span, disruptive behavior in the classroom, failure to complete assignments in class and at home, and lack of self-confidence. Parents of these children reported having severe problems with getting their children to do school homework at home. Parents were taught behavior modification techniques (by parents who were graduates of the program) in daily training sessions with their children 5 days a week for an average of 7 weeks. Results indicated that of the 36 families working with homework, 28 finished the training sequence and 31 reached a 90% learning criterion (i.e., the child had an average of 90% intervals of study and correct working on the last four sessions). Follow-up interviews and behavior-rated sessions of 16 of the parents and children that had been out of the program for at least six months suggested that 13 of the parents were using the methods sufficiently well to be satisfied with their child's behavior and 12 were able to produce a 90% steady and correct working session with their children on current homework. (JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (Baton Rouge)