ERIC Number: ED433639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
An Evaluative Study of Children's Day Treatment Using the Preschool Behavior Rating Scale.
Meriweather, Amy; Thomlinson, R. Paul
This study evaluated the outcomes of an ongoing child day-treatment program in operation at a health treatment center in the Midwest. The program emphasized development of social skills through modeling by adults and practice with peers in 3-hour sessions that met 4 times a week. Evaluation focused on the extent to which clients improved in social functioning and whether there was an overall increase in age-appropriate behaviors. Admission and discharge data were obtained for 49 clients from 1993 to 1996. In addition, the Preschool Behavior Rating Scale was administered on admission and discharge. Analysis indicated significant improvement for all of the assessed behavioral categories with children functioning at an age-appropriate level or better on discharge. Results support the value of early, appropriate, and intensive intervention with young children with emotional/behavior disorders. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Outcomes of Treatment, Peer Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Chapter 3, "School Based Approached," of Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research base (11th, Tampa, FL, March 8-11, 1998).