ERIC Number: ED371534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-26
An Investigation of a Parenting Videotape Targeted to Parents of Young Children with Disabilities. Final Report, Phase I.
McKinney, David D.
This feasibility study examined the need and the appropriateness of developing a videotape targeted to parents of young children with disabilities. The study involved a review of the literature, interviews with experts and practitioners, a focus group discussion to elicit the opinions and suggestions of parents of children with disabilities, development of preliminary design specifications, and a survey of promotion and delivery options. The proposed videotape would have Hispanics as its target audience and would promote the psychomotor, social, and emotional development of children, ages 4 to 6, through the use of age-appropriate arts activities. The videotape builds on the model of "Start with the Arts," an early childhood educational program that uses visual arts, creative movement, creative drama, and music to provide meaningful learning experiences in mainstreamed settings. The videotape could fulfill a need for parent training concerning the school activities of children with disabilities, and perhaps have a positive "ripple effect" of strengthening relationships among children, parents, teachers, and schools. Appendices provide a bibliography of approximately 60 items on parenting and children with disabilities, and a copy of the interview instrument. (JDD)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Child Development, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Feasibility Studies, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Competence, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Psychomotor Skills, Videotape Recordings, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC.