ERIC Number: ED289328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Parent Readiness Levels: A Developmental Approach to Parent Intervention. Training Module.
Rundall, Richard D.; Smith, Steven Lynn
This training module on parent readiness levels is based on the premise that parents pass through stages of development in accepting and working with their child's handicap. The module is designed to be used in inservice training on parent involvement and to aid staff in identifying levels of parent readiness for involvement and in recognizing parental behaviors indicative of each level of readiness. The readiness levels can provide a conceptual framework for understanding parents' needs and abilities, and provide a systematic way to respond to parents' capabilities with appropriate expectations. The developmental levels of parent readiness are categorized as: (1) attendance, (2) observation, (3) assistance, (4) participation, (5) planning, and (6) leadership. Techniques for facilitating involvement are discussed. An appendix contains materials useful to the inservice training leader. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Developed under the auspicus of Project RHISE/Outreach and the Macomb 0-3 Rural Project. Sponsored in conjunction with the study of the State of the Art of Birth to 3 Programs in Illinois. Portions of appendices contain marginally legible print.