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ERIC Number: ED444700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Training Fathers To Develop Reading and Writing Skills in Young Children with Disabilities.
Ortiz, Robert W.; Stile, Stephen W.
The potential benefits of father participation in their children's reading and writing activities include improved literacy skills, increased bonding, and heightened self-esteem of both fathers and children. This paper identifies a training model for working with fathers--Project DADS. Using this model, early childhood professionals can foster male involvement in their children's literacy learning by describing benefits; suggesting appropriate activities, materials, and expectations; and providing ongoing, proactive feedback. The paper describes the steps in the Project DADS model: (1) recruitment; (2) authentic observation; (3) early social interaction; (4) reading books; (5) prewriting and writing; (6) environmental/incidental print; (7) school-home interaction; and (8) technology. (Contains 16 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Head Start National Research Conference (5th, Washington, DC, June 28-July 1, 2000).