ERIC Number: ED265713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Speech Workshops and Videotape Library to Train Teachers and Parents of Exceptional Infants and Preschoolers.
The practicum focused on the lack of sufficient speech therapy for 90 physically and mentally handicapped infants and preschoolers in a program for developmentally delayed children. Two workshops were conducted and a speech videotape library was established consisting of demonstrations of 49 receptive language goals in developmental order. Videos illustrated how parents or therapists carry out speech goals. Fifteen children, teachers, and parents comprised the evaluation sample. Results from questionnaires, observations/interactional analyses, developmental tests, recording forms, and videotape circulation forms indicated that 100% of the parents and teachers used the tapes, 100% learned how to carry out goals, 100% learned which goals came next developmentally, and 50% of the parents and teachers learned how to simplify goals. In addition, there was a 17% increase in use of proper reinforcers, and 100% of the children progressed in the area of receptive language. (CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.