ERIC Number: ED245451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Child Success through Parent Training: Final Report, 1980-1983.
Schafer, D. Sue
The report describes the model and evaluation results of a project serving birth to 3-year-old developmentally delayed/handicapped children through a parent training approach. The transdisciplinary program featured center and home visits to train parents in all activities of assessment, planning, and intervention activities. Parents were to become managers of their child's program plan. The organizational structure included four program instructors representing physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as social work. Team development focused on staff training and parent training. Strategies found to be most successful included immediate interpretation of child assessment results after testing, establishment of a toy and lending library, and flexibility. The project featured ongoing evaluation of its effectiveness through assessment of child and parent progress. Program successes included reaching children early, communicating with the medical community, and demonstrating significant child gains across a broad spectrum of developmental areas. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Infants, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Young Children
Texas Woman's University, School of Physical Therapy, P.O. Box 22487, Denton, Texas 76204.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.
Note: Additional financial support was received from the Early Childhood Intervention Program of Texas.