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Nowmos, Christine M. – General Music Today, 2010
Informances, informal and informative presentations of student learning that emphasize the learning process, provide an alternative to traditional concerts or programs, which may take general music classroom time away from activities not geared toward a specific performance. Informances are an excellent means of communicating educational…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Educational Objectives
Marshall, Linda; Swan, Paul – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2010
Recent research has confirmed that parental involvement in education is positively associated with student achievement, yet further efforts are needed to measure the effects of such programs systematically so as to inform the development of improved methods. Having parents help their children with mathematics can be problematic. Teachers may not…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Workshops, Parent School Relationship, Mathematics Instruction
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, 2009
Parents of children with disabilities usually receive little or no training in communication and partnership skills. These skills are very helpful in Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning. This guidebook offers parents of children with disabilities a variety of practical ideas to improve effective interaction between parents and school…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Parents
Ingersoll, Brooke; Dvortcsak, Anna – Guilford Publications, 2009
This two-book package + DVD presents a parent training approach that is accessible, evidence based, and highly practical. Grounded in developmental and behavioral research, the "Practitioner's" Guide provides step-by-step guidelines for conducting parent training individually or in groups. It takes proven techniques for promoting the…
Descriptors: Autism, Training, Communication Skills, Guides
Education Trust, 2009
Given lingering racism in this country, one would not be surprised to learn this: African-American students are much less likely than white students to have the most qualified teachers--the ones with the most experience and greatest expertise in the subject matter. Many African-American students go to schools that do not even offer some of the…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, College Preparation, Parent Education, African American Family
Squires, Jane; Bricker, Diane – Brookes Publishing Company, 2009
Now enhanced and updated based on extensive user feedback and a new, unparalleled research sample of more than 12,000 children, ASQ-3 is the most accurate, cost-effective, and parent-friendly way to identify children from one month to 5 1/2 years with developmental delays. ASQ-3 offers more than any other screening system: (1) Recommended by the…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Parent Education, Developmental Delays, Questionnaires
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Ozcan, Nihal; Cavkaytar, Atilla – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a parent training program for teaching toilet skills to children with autism and mental retardation. The study was conducted with three mothers and their children. A multiple probe design using probe sessions across subjects was used. The experimental procedure consisted of two…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Research Methodology, Parents as Teachers
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Whittingham, Koa; Sofronoff, Kate; Sheffield, Jeanie; Sanders, Matthew R. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2009
This study was conducted in conjunction with a randomised controlled trial of the parenting program Stepping Stones Triple P for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The current study concerned examination of the qualitative data arising from the RCT as well as evaluation of the particular parenting strategies that the parents found…
Descriptors: Autism, Child Rearing, Parents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Matson, Johnny L.; Mahan, Sara; LoVullo, Santino V. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
Great strides have been made in the development of skills and procedures to aid children with developmental disabilities to establish maximum independence and quality of life. Paramount among the treatment methods that have empirical support are treatments based on applied behavior analysis. These methods are often very labor intensive. Thus,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Education
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Whittingham, Koa; Sofronoff, Kate; Sheffield, Jeanie; Sanders, Matthew R. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2009
This study was conducted in conjunction with a randomised controlled trial of the parenting program Stepping Stones Triple P for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Fifty-nine families with a child with ASD participated. This study focussed upon the role of parental attributions in predicting treatment outcome. Stepping…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Egbert, Joy; Salsbury, Tom – Teaching Education, 2009
Parents can provide interaction that is crucial to student learning. Helping teachers connect students' home and school lives and assisting parents in understanding possible roles in student learning can contribute to student achievement. A one-year funded project focused on: (1) helping teachers involve parents in the literacy achievement of…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Parent School Relationship
Powell, Diane; Dunlap, Glen – Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, 2009
This synthesis presents summary information on curricula and intervention packages designed to help young children ages birth to 5 years improve their social-emotional functioning. It includes evidence-based manualized curricula and programs for use with children, in classrooms or small groups, or with families/parents. It builds and expands on…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Social Development, Emotional Development, Curriculum
Cardone, Ida; Gilkerson, Linda; Wechsler, Nick – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
"Teenagers and Their Babies" is a self-study and preparation guide for paraprofessional home-based visitors to engage expectant and new parents in an exploration of their baby's development and their expectations for parenthood. The guide includes service interventions--strategies, techniques, and activities--for home visitors and doulas to use…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Home Visits, Pregnancy, Adolescents
Warren, Jennifer – Exceptional Parent, 2008
When her daughter was almost two years old, the author realized that she had never crawled. Reluctant to depend on someone else to lead her daughter's therapies and learning, she began to search for alternative developmental therapy approaches and learning methods that would allow her to become more informed and take a more active role. She found…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Therapy, Nontraditional Education, Parent Education
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Blom-Hoffman, Jessica; Wilcox, Kaila R.; Dunn, Liam; Leff, Stephen S.; Power, Thomas J. – School Psychology Review, 2008
Family-school collaboration related to children's physical development has become increasingly important as childhood obesity rates continue to rise. The present study described the development and implementation of a literacy-based, family component of a school-based health education program and investigated its viability, acceptability, and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Obesity, Intervention
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