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ERIC Number: ED318196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 30
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Child, Program, and Family Ecological Variables in Early Intervention.
Marfo, Kofi; And Others
This study examined child developmental, program, family ecological, and demographic variables from 200 families with mentally retarded or developmentally delayed toddlers, to identify predictors of child developmental progress and parental satisfaction following participation in early intervention. Child developmental progress correlated positively with entry-point developmental age, parental expectations, quality of the home environment, and parental satisfaction, while correlating negatively with severity of delay and time spent in intervention. The best predictors of child progress were entry-point developmental age, parental expectations, and time spent in intervention. Parental satisfaction was associated positively with perception of worker competence, perceived knowledge gain, parental expectations, and current as well as entry-point child developmental age. Knowledge gain, expectations, and worker competence were the best predictors of parental satisfaction with intervention. Includes 30 references. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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