ERIC Number: ED265728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Maternal Training on Language Use.
In an examination of ways maternal training can influence children's language use, 20 mother-child dyads (10 with Down's Syndrome children and 10 with nonhandicapped children) were videotaped during play sessions. Training centered on recognition and response to child intents, techniques for mapping language onto the content which the child is observing, and techniques to promote child request, response, and label behaviors. Analysis of pre- and post-training videotaped interactions indicated differences in maternal speech and response style addressed to the two groups. Data suggested that differences in response styles may be attributable to differences in child responsivity, as Down's Ss complied less, looked less, answered less, and repeated less than their nonhandicapped peers. Questions were raised about the effects of mothers' didactic strategies with Down's Syndrome Children. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Inst. for the Study of Exceptional Children.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research conducted as part of a doctoral dissertation, Yeshiva University.