ERIC Number: ED145938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Acceleration of Cognitive, Linguistic and Social Development in the Normal Infant.
Drash, Philip W.; Stolberg, Arnold L.
This pilot study trained parents in behavior modification techniques and attempted to evaluate the impact of this training on the rate of cognitive, linguistic and social development in infants. A second goal was to identify significant areas in infant development which might be influenced by the teaching strategies used. Subjects were four first-born Caucasian infants whose parents were married at the time of involvement with the program. Parents participated in weekly parent-training sessions. The regular 3-hour schedule included a review of observed changes in motor, intellectual and linguistic behaviors, the modeling of behavioral procedures by the staff and lectures and discussions on aspects of infant development. Measures of intellectual, speech and social development were administered prior to discharge from the treatment program and one year later. Results indicated that infants' intellectual and social growth were enhanced by the program. Developmental areas amenable to the parent teaching program were intellectual skills, motor skills, expressive and receptive speech, social skills, and compliance with verbal commands. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: N/A