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ERIC Number: ED140292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 179
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Training Parents of Learning Disabled Children in Facilitative Communication Skills.
Hetrick, Ethel Edna Wiest
This study assessed the training of parents of Plan A Resource Room children in facilitative communication skills. The design for the study involved three groups: a treatment group, a volunteer control group, and a nonvolunteer control group; there were 12 in each group. The dependent variables included semantic differentials, the Wide Range Achievement Tests, and the average daily attendance of the students. Carkhuff's Communication and Discrimination Indexes were used to measure changes in facilitative communication levels. Results indicated that the treatment group made a significantly greater gain in the communication index than did the volunteer control group. For the comparison between the treatment group and the average of the two control groups, the irritation problems subscale of the parent semantic differential was significantly different. Treatment and control group scores on the Wide Range Achievement Test were not significantly different, though the general gains for every group indicated that placement in the resource room apparently facilitated expected gains. Children tended to have excellent attendance regardless of group assignment. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Woman's University