ERIC Number: ED282374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Parent Training: Goals, Models and Predictors. Symposium--Parent Training: Models and Predictors of Outcome.
Baker, Bruce L.
Parent training goals, models, and predictors of effectiveness are examined with examples from three parent training models: (1) a combination of group sessions and intensive in-home consultation visits to prepare families receiving their child home again after residential treatment; (2) intensive in-home training intended to prevent residential placement by early intervention with preschool aged developmentally disabled children; (3) short term group training designed to disseminate basic teaching skills to a large number of parents of developmentally disabled children. Training goals may vary depending upon conceptual model, agency mission and resources, and population served. Program model components also may vary on format, location, composition, staffing, curriculum, and place in service delivery. There is presently little research evidence from which to select an appropriate model for a given training goal. Criteria for determining whether a program works include enrollment, completion, participation, proficiency, maintenance, and placement statistics. Among considerations in determining for whom a program works are demographic variables, parents' expectations, prior related experience/skills, child characteristics, and family characteristics. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (110th, Denver, CO, May 25-29, 1986).