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ERIC Number: EJ1095635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
The Effects of Parent Training on Knowledge of Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
Young, John; Morgan, Robert L.; Callow-Heusser, Catherine A.; Lindstrom, Lauren
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v39 n2 p79-87 May 2016
This study examined effects of two parent-training approaches to increase knowledge of transition resources by (a) giving parents a brochure describing local transition services or (b) providing the same brochure plus 60 min of small-group training. We randomly assigned parents to groups who completed pre- and posttests on knowledge of transition services. Results indicated posttest scores in the Brochure Plus Training group were higher than the Brochure Only group. The standardized mean difference effect size between groups was 1.6. Following the posttest, parents were asked to contact a transition community service provider described in the brochure, and to await a follow-up phone call from one of the researchers. Thirty-day follow-up data indicated that more Brochure Plus Training parents (64%) than Brochure Only parents (0%) contacted community service providers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 84.325K100501