ERIC Number: ED335833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-19
A Nonintrusive Remediation Technique for Directive Maternal Behaviors.
Johnson, Jeanne M.; Harrison, Katherine A.
A self-rating scale was used with five mothers of preschool children with language impairments to determine whether the mothers' directive interactional style could be changed to a nondirective style without modeling or correction. Preliminary results indicated that viewing a videotape of a play session between the mother and child and completion of a self-rating scale led to interactional style changes within a single session and across three sessions. Two of the children, those with the mothers who had shown the greatest drop in directiveness, also showed a substantial increase in the number of communication acts. Allowing the parent to induce ways of changing their interactional style was seen as preferable to traditional modeling and correction. Bar graphs illustrate the study's conclusions. The self-rating questionnaire is appended, as are definitions and examples of directive and nondirective behaviors. Five references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (Seattle, WA, November 16-19, 1990).