Title page for ETD etd-04142005-120018

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Henderson, Marie
Author's Email Address myoung4@lsu.edu
URN etd-04142005-120018
Title Efficacy of Modified Parent Training to Facilitate Expressive Language of Children with an Expressive Language Delay
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
George Noell Committee Member
Joe Witt Committee Member
Kristen Gansle Committee Member
  • expressive language delay
  • parent training
Date of Defense 2004-12-08
Availability unrestricted
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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