ERIC Number: ED215493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Expectations: Early Intervention with Down's Syndrome Infants and Their Parents. PATH Occasional Paper No. 3.
Mitchell, David R.; And Others
An early intervention program for 14 Down's syndrome children (4 to 15 months old) and their parents included individualized guidance for parents in teaching their infant. Home activities centered on tasks to develop attention: cognitive, perceptual, motor, and language skills. Emphasis was placed on a structured teaching approach with developmental assessments leading to prescribed teaching activities. Task analysis was an important focus. Analysis of scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development indicated that Ss scored higher in mental development than infants exposed to little or no intervention and comparably to children in intensive intervention. In motor development, Ss scored significantly better than those receiving no intervention and scored at the top of the range for those who were. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand).
Note: Print is poor in parts. Project PATH. Additional funding provided by Mental Health Foundation, IYC Telethon Trust and Lottery Board of Control.