Teaching Parents to Encourage Independent Problem Solving in Preschool-Age Children The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a parent training program designed to teach parents to encourage their preschool language-delayed children to solve household problems independently. Six mother-child pairs participated in the study. The children were enrolled in a preschool language therapy program. The training program ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1984
Teaching Parents to Encourage Independent Problem Solving in Preschool-Age Children
 
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  • Ronald W. Thompson, Ph.D. is affiliated with the Boys Town National Institute, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131. Requests for reprints should be sent to him at this address. Peter K. Hixson, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE.
    Ronald W. Thompson, Ph.D. is affiliated with the Boys Town National Institute, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131. Requests for reprints should be sent to him at this address. Peter K. Hixson, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1984
Teaching Parents to Encourage Independent Problem Solving in Preschool-Age Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1984, Vol. 15, 175-181. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1503.175
History: Received February 22, 1982 , Accepted October 26, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1984, Vol. 15, 175-181. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1503.175
History: Received February 22, 1982; Accepted October 26, 1982

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a parent training program designed to teach parents to encourage their preschool language-delayed children to solve household problems independently. Six mother-child pairs participated in the study. The children were enrolled in a preschool language therapy program. The training program consisted of five parent group sessions during which videotape demonstration and role playing were used as instructional techniques. Videotapes made before and after training were rated by two independent judges. Analysis of results indicated that the training program was effective in teaching parents to encourage independent problem solving with these young children. Finally, implications for children's language development and social adjustment were discussed.

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