Date of Award

2012

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Special Education and Rehabilitation

First Advisor

Charles Salzberg

Abstract

Parent training programs have been shown to be helpful to parents in regards to implementing behavior intervention strategies with their children. Parent satisfaction with a parent-training program is an important variable in that, if parents like a program, it is more likely to be successful. The purpose of this project was to provide a brief parent training program using Dr. Glenn I. Latham’s website, Parenting Prescriptions, and examine parent evaluations of the program. The participants were four mothers of preschool age children. Each child had an educational classification of speech and language impairment. The project evaluated the parent training program using the following measures: (a) increase in parent knowledge of terms and strategies as measured by a pre and post assessment, (b) accuracy of parent application of the steps taught on a parent implementation plan, (c) successful implementation of the strategies at home as measured by parent self-report, and (d) parent satisfaction of the training program as measured by a questionnaire using a Likert scale. Participants reported overall satisfaction with the training and behavior change in their children. Accuracy of implementation varied among the participants.

Comments

This work made publicly available electronically on June 4, 2012.

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