ERIC Number: ED432877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Experimental Analysis of Teacher/Parent Mediated Interventions for Preschoolers with Behavioral Problems. Final Report.
Kratochwill, Thomas R.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Loitz, Pamela Ann; Sladeczek, Ingred; Carlson, John
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that tested the effectiveness and compared two different approaches of conjoint behavioral consultation using a manual versus a videotape series as the main components of training parents and teachers to treat children's behavioral difficulties. Children (n=68) exhibiting externalizing or internalizing behavioral problems who attended Head Start Programs were targeted for this intervention. During the first 2 years of the project, a manual-based program was conducted. The last 3 years of the project involved delivery of the parent/teacher training program through a series of videotapes and accompanying manuals. Children were randomly assigned to either an experimental or no-treatment control group. Results indicated that both of the treatment groups demonstrated improved behaviors within more cases when compared to the control group, and that the manual treatment group reported the greatest number of behavioral improvements. Direct behavioral observations did not indicate clinically relevant improvements in behavior; however, parent and teacher goal attainment reports characterized students as meeting their behavioral goals overall. Both parents and teachers also reported high rates of treatment acceptability and satisfaction with both the manual and videotape treatment programs. Appendices include the assessment instruments. (Contains approximately 90 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.