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ERIC Number: ED340493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 13
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Experimental Evaluation of a Preventative Home-School Partnership Program for At-Risk Elementary-Aged Children.
Evans, Ian M.; And Others
This paper describes the evaluation of a service delivery model for public school children, in preschool through the second grade, who were at risk for educational failure due to emotional problems. The project involved the design of a formal procedure to foster collaborative efforts between home and school to respond to children's behavior problems. It was hoped that responses to children's problems early in their school careers would prevent the negative spiral that leads to dropout. Interventions based on eco-behavioral principles were used by home visitors who worked in consultation with clinicians. A primary goal of all treatment plans was to enhance parent-teacher communication. Children in the experimental group (n=34) showed overall improvement, as judged by parents, and decreases in targeted problems, as reported by teachers and parents. The program decreased the number of children placed in special education. There were indications that improved communication between home and school was related to academic improvement. The protocol provides a possible consultation model for early intervention for behavior disorders. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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