Advisor

Mary E. Gordon

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (53 p.)

Subjects

Children -- Language, Preschool education -- Parent participation

DOI

10.15760/etd.5978

Abstract

The purpose of this research project was to determine whether a child-centered parent training program requiring minimal training would increase the language skills of LD pre-school children who have normal receptive language. Seven experimental subjects and 6 control subjects were randomly selected from a pool of middle-class families who answered a newspaper advertisement. The parents of the experimental group received 3 individual training sessions over a 3-month period. They were instructed to spend 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months, in a free play situation with their children using the language stimulation techniques they had learned, i.e., parallel talk, description, self-talk, and expansion. To eliminate a possible "halo effect" from the attention given the children in the experimental group, the parents in the control group were instructed to spend 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months, playing individually with their children.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23549

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