ERIC Number: ED209830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Utilization and Evaluation of Parents as Tutors of Young Black Children with Special Needs.
Thurston, Linda P.; And Others
The panel presentation includes three papers describing the development and implementation of two parent oriented intervention programs currently serving low income Black families in Kansas City, Kansas. Both programs are home based and utilize trained community paraprofessionals as parent trainers. One program trains parents of preschool physically and mentally handicapped children to teach their children new skills. A home visitor from the community acts as parent, trainer, and advocate. The second program teaches parents in a single session to tutor their elementary school aged children who are at least one grade level behind in academic areas. The first paper gives an overview of both programs while the two remaining papers provide detailed case studies of the use of the program with a slow learning speech handicapped 6 year old, a mentally retarded 7 year old, a fourth grade student failing in spelling, and a 6 year old having difficulty with math facts. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February 15-17, 1981, Session M-S).