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ERIC Number: EJ811215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Parental Satisfaction with a Home-Based Intervention for Developmentally Delayed Children in Switzerland: A Survey over a 10-year Period
Favez, Nicolas; Metral, Eric; Govaerts, Patrice
Child Care in Practice, v14 n2 p147-163 Apr 2008
This article presents a study of parental satisfaction with services provided to their child by an Early Intervention Service in Geneva, Switzerland. The Service offers psycho-educational home-based interventions for developmentally delayed children. Parents whose child used the service between 1991 and 2001 filled out a questionnaire with Likert scales (adapted from the European Parent Satisfaction Scale about Early Intervention) that evaluated items related to satisfaction in a number of domains. The questionnaires returned (n=100) revealed the existence of a general satisfaction dimension, for which results were highly positive. Socio-economic variables were not related to parental satisfaction. The analysis of variables related to the child's diagnosis showed that satisfaction is lower when children present behavioural problems than when sensorial or motor problems are diagnosed. Practical implications of the results are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland