ERIC Number: ED222003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Infant Program: Program Manager's Manual.
Wnek, Linda; And Others
The document consists of a program manager's manual for the Parent Infant Program (PIP), an early intervention program designed to foster effective parenting of infants with developmental disabilities and delays. Section 1 provides a program overview. Three program goals are: to build parental confidence as primary teachers/facilitators of their infant's development; to foster effective interactions between parent and infant which promote mutual feelings of competence and enjoyment; and to provide information, support, and assistance to parents in dealing with needs associated with having a developmentally delayed infant. An individualized developmental program geared toward the needs of the infant and the family is developed, implemented, and monitored by program staff. The model involves an initial assessment, program planning, ongoing home programing and monitoring, and periodic review and evaluation phases. Section 2 focuses on the role of the team in the PIP model. The multidisciplinary team provides the vehicle through which program managers can enhance or develop their skills in the areas of infant programing and working with parents. A third section describes the purpose and procedures for initial assessment in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive development, language development, and social development. Section 4 presents the second phase of the program--program planning--which involves developing a treatment program by synthesizing and integrating information obtained during the initial assessment, obtaining parental priorities and concerns for their infant's programing, developing an individualized program plan, and summarizing initial assessment results and plans in a report. A fifth section on ongoing home activities covers guidelines for writing home activities, considerations in developing a home program, and resources used in development. A final section addresses the purpose and procedures for periodic review and evaluation. Among appendixes are self evaluation questions for the professional working with parents, a report on child development, and an annotated bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Programs, Home Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Herschel W. Nisonger Center.