ERIC Number: ED313132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention with Developmentally Delayed Infants and Preschool Children in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Marfo, Kofi; And Others
A study of Newfoundland's and Labrador's Direct Home Services Program (DHSP) for families of developmentally delayed infants and preschool-age children evaluated current efforts and obtained data for use in the development of strategies for future interventions. The study had six purposes: (1) to examine parents' early experiences pertaining to the detection of their child's problem, awareness of and access to early intervention services, and contact with support groups; (2) to analyze parental perceptions and satisfaction regarding the early intervention program, including perceptions about the intervention worker's competence and professional skills; (3) to appraise parental expectations about the child's future and the relationship between these expectations and the perceived severity of the child's handicap or delay; (4) to obtain a measure of parent-child interactive play, both in terms of variety of activities and the frequency with which interactive play occurred; (5) to ascertain the program's effectiveness relative to the child's developmental progress; and (6) to examine the role that family ecological variables played in the intervention process. Findings are discussed. Nearly 50 references are cited. A questionnaire and fact sheet are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada