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ERIC Number: ED407801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
First Steps Home Intervention Module: Home Base Parent Handbook [and] Lessons [and] Consultant Manual. (A Component of the First Steps Program: An Early Intervention Program for Antisocial Kindergartners).
Kavanagh, Kate
These three guides provide information on the third module of an early intervention program for at-risk kindergartners who show the early signs of antisocial behavior patterns. The third module of the "First Steps" program is a six-week home intervention component that instructs parents in skills for improving their child's school adjustment and performance. The Home Base lessons cover six interrelated areas that promote school success, including listening, enjoyment of learning, following directions, getting along with others, being self confident, and problem solving. A consultant explains, demonstrates, and practices with the parent during home visits. Parents are encouraged to practice skill building activities for 10-15 minutes as often as possible during the week and are able to ask questions and receive additional suggestions and support during brief, weekly, follow-up telephone calls from the consultant. The parent handbook answers questions that parents may have about the intervention, describes the lessons, and provides checklists for child evaluation and self-evaluation. The Home Base lesson guide contains parent help cards to be used by parents for each lesson. The consultant handbook provides step-by-step instructions for each lesson for consultants who are helping parents implement the home intervention program. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.