ERIC Number: ED203566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
A Teacher-Parent Communication Training Approach.
Sawyer, Horace W.; Sawyer, Suzanne H.
Sixteen teachers of preschool handicapped children were assigned to a microcounseling group and 16 to a didactic lecture control group. Microcounseling training included viewing of a parent-teacher videotape model and discussion of appropriate communication skills such as clarification, reflective listening, and dealing with parental resistance to change. Didactic control procedure consisted of discussion on difficult response situations confronting teachers during the initial contact visit. Analysis of pre- and postresponses on a microcounseling interaction scale indicated that the microcounseling group significantly increased the learning of specified teacher response content, compared to the didactic lecture group. Findings suggested that microcounseling offered a more involved learning stimulus that included modeling and demonstration role play as compared to a lecture discussion format. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Rehabilitation Inst.
Note: An abridged version appeared in Exceptional Children; v47 n4 Jan 1981.