ERIC Number: ED257236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
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A Comparison of Two Approaches to Home-Based Training for Parents of Severely Handicapped Preschool Children. Final Report.
McGreevy, Patrick; And Others
Parents of 16 severely handicapped preschoolers were trained to use the Individualized Curriculum Sequencing (ICS) model--an approach to increase functioning skills. Training and consultation took place in the home. The ICS format incorporates features of skill clusters; concurrent task sequencing; training in functional settings; functional, age-appropriate materials and tasks; distributed trials; and stimulus variation. The ICS format was compared to the massed trial training (MTT) format in terms of parent participation and acquisition and maintenance of new skills by the children. Analysis of data is provided, including responses to effects of the ICS model and the massed trial training approach in terms of aims met, days required to reach aim, and rate of acquisition (gain score). When given a choice, parents showed a slight preference for MTT. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
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