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ERIC Number: EJ766701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Enhancing the Interactions of Teenage Mothers and Their At-Risk Children: Effectiveness of a Maternal-Focused Intervention
Deutscher, Barbara; Fewell, Rebecca R.; Gross, Michelle
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v26 n4 p194-205 Win 2006
This study investigated the impact of a short-term interaction-focused parenting curriculum on maternal behaviors and child development outcomes. Participants were 94 teen-mother-child dyads; 48 in the intervention group received a relationship-focused curriculum offered in 24, 1-hour sessions. Maternal behaviors during play were videotaped and coded preintervention and postintervention. Children were assessed using a developmental screening inventory. When the groups were compared at posttest using analyses of variance, mothers in the intervention group were significantly more responsive, less directive, and more facilitative of child language development. Children of mothers in the intervention group had significantly higher developmental quotient scores than children of mothers in the contrast group. Findings corroborate previous research and offer support for interventions focusing on interaction variables to influence child outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Developmental Quotient