Master of Arts (MA)
This study aimed to study the efficacy of a modified parent-training program on parents’ use of language facilitative techniques. The training method employed a handout and discussion of the facilitative techniques and how they could be incorporated into play time with the children. Participants included 4 parent-child dyads recruited from a school for children with language delays. Effectiveness of the training was determined by taking data on parent and child behaviors from tape recordings of parent-child play interactions that occurred in each family’s home. Results showed that parents were able to use the procedures during baseline and maintained relatively stable levels of use throughout the study. Teaching of specific target skills (i.e. predetermined target words) did not increase until weekly feedback was provided. Children’s use of the target skills increased as parents’ use increased. Future directions and limitations of the study are discussed.
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Henderson, Marie, "Efficacy of modified parent training to facilitate expressive language of children with an expressive language delay" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 2125.