ERIC Number: ED235671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Parent Training Project. Final Report. Working Papers in Developmental Disabilities.
Rosenberg, Steven A.; Robinson, Cordelia
The competency Based Training Project was designed to validate the Teaching Skills Inventory (TSI) and assess its utility as a tool for training parents to implement educational and therapeutic activities with their handicapped children. Four studies evaluated the TSI. Teachers and physical and occupational therapists were taught to rate mothers' teaching via the TSI. Professionals' skills were also assessed with the inventory and found to be at criterion level. Teachers then used the inventory in a study in which mothers were instructed on the content of the inventory. Mothers' skills showed significant improvement over the course of training. In another study involving a different sample of mothers, self-modeling versus the standard training techique were analysed, indicating a trend favoring the self-modeling approach to training mothers. The TSI was revised twice during the course of the project, with the final version containing nine rating and four behavioral count items. Procedures for training persons to use the TSI are described. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.