Title

Teaching Mentally Retarded Children to Play with Their Siblings Using Parents as Trainers

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Education and Treatment of Children

Volume

6

Issue

3

Publication Date

1983

First Page

343

Last Page

362

Abstract

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)

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