Date Approved

5-10-2002

Embargo Period

5-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Xin, Joy

Subject(s)

Parent and child; Parenting--Study and teaching

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

Parent training based on previous studies was provided in an urban community. The effectiveness of parent training for parent-child interactions during freeplay and the effectiveness of parent training to change parents' attitudes towards parent-child interactions were examined. Three parents, together with their children in a Head Start program participated in the study. A multiple baseline design across paired parent and child was used. Baseline data were collected through observations on parent and child interactions prior to the training, and intervention data were conducted after the training was implemented.

The results showed that all participating parents increased in verbal interactions with their children. Meanwhile, children's verbal responses showed a decrease due to their speech and language delays. However, the data were variable because of the short time of training and intervention.

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