ERIC Number: ED228764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The SEECC Pre-School Project: Parent-Partner Training Program.
Bloom, Barbara; And Others
A manual for training paraprofessionals to provide home intervention and instruction to mothers of handicapped infants and preschool children is presented. The following objectives of the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, project are described: teaching mothers about child development; obtaining information about each child and the child's environment; and enhancing parent-child relationships and parenting skills. The content of each of the 9 days of paraprofessional training is outlined. The first 6 days include a general introduction to the preschool project and an overview of normal child development and learning and handicapping conditions. The last 3 days of the training program consist of a hands-on workshop to provide experience resembling the type of contact parent partners would likely have with the children. In addition, observations based on 2 years of operation are offered regarding duties and roles of the paraprofessionals and outcomes for parents. Appendices include the following materials: assumptions about the teaching-learning process; a chart of developmental tasks posited by Piaget, Freud, Cratty, and Razran; information on child behaviors (self-help, motor, language, and socialization); a list of language skills and associated learning activities; a list of developmental stages of normal speech and oral language; a list of followup inservice training activities; a list of materials used by parents and paraprofessionals; a bibliography of about 60 publications; a list of 12 films; and an article on learning theory. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon. Inst. of Child Guidance and Development.