ERIC Number: ED177782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Parental Skills Program for Parents of Handicapped Children. Final Report, July 1, 1974-August 31, 1976.
Texas Inst. for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston.
The document contains the final report of the Parental Skills Program for Parents of Handicapped Children, a 15 unit modulized program designed to provide insights and skills for parenting handicapped children. Section I provides an introduction to the program with sections on the need for the program, program goals, and project objectives. A second section outlines the 10 basic parenting units, the five specific handicap units (physically handicapped, mentally retarded, visually impaired, speech impaired, hearing impaired), program formats (cassette/slide, lectures, and self instruction), and program materials. Section III reviews the steps involved in program development, including program conceptualization, data gathering, and material development. Procedures involved in pilot testing all the units are addressed in Section IV. It is explained in Section V that the program was evaluated with 95 parents. Listed among findings are that fathers were somewhat less likely than mothers to complete the program, and that parents like the program and evaluate every unit near the optimum when rating units on a 5 point scale. Sections VI and VII contain a report on the information conference to introduce the program to interested schools and agencies, and conclusions regarding evaluation of the program. Appendixes, which make up the bulk of the document, include a detailed program description, a report on program development, tables with pilot test data, tables with evaluation data, a sample evaluation questionnaire, materials on the information conference, and an extensive bibliography with sections correlating with each of the program units. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Inst. for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston.
Note: Prepared in collaboration with Interaction, Inc.