Teaching Mentally Retarded Children to Play with Their Siblings Using Parents as Trainers
Education and Treatment of Children
Investigated the use of an instructional technology developed to ameliorate social withdrawal among handicapped children in the home setting. A multiple baseline experimental design was used to evaluate the effects of this training package across 4 families, each with a moderately mentally retarded child (aged 4 yrs 4 mo to 9 yrs 2 mo) and at least 1 normally developing sibling. During 3 experimental phases (baseline, initial instruction, and training), both parent and child behaviors were observed in teaching and generalization sessions. After the parents attended a 3-hr workshop and received a written manual, increases in parental prompting and praising occurred, as did play interactions between their children. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Powell, T. H., Salzberg, C. L., Levy, S. M., Rule, S., & Itzkowitz, J. (1983). Teaching mentally retarded children to play with their siblings using parents as trainers. Education and Treatment of Children, 6(3), 343-362.