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ERIC Number: ED245497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Training Parents of Handicapped Youngsters Utilizing a "Trainer of Trainers" Model: A Research Project and Its Theoretical Determinants.
Polirstok, Susan Rovet; Hurwitz, Brian
The paper describes a federally funded research project which employs the "trainer of trainers" model with parents and teachers of handicapped children. The project has four major objectives: to train special educators in parent intervention techniques; to recruit and train parents as trainers of other parents; to establish a parent resource center, and to disseminate to parents involvement information. Project components include: a needs assessment for teachers and parents in the community; a teacher training program in home intervention and the small group process; a home based parent training program in behavioral techniques; and a school based parent support group program and a Parent Advisory Council. Literature relating to the need to train parents and to train teachers in parent intervention techniques is reviewed. Also considered are the effectiveness of parent training to change behaviors, the ecological approach to parent intervention, various models of parent involvement, and problems in parent training. The literature indicates that a collaborative effort by individuals in the home, school, and community can effect the best possible gains for handicapped children. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).