Conjoint behavioral consultation using self-administered manual and videotape parent-teacher training: Effects on children's behavioral difficulties
Pamela Ann Loitz, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States
The University of Wisconsin - Madison . Awarded
This research involved testing the effectiveness and comparing two different approaches of conjoint behavioral consultation using a manual versus a videotape series as the main components of training parents and teachers to treat children's behavioral difficulties. Children exhibiting externalizing or internalizing behavioral problems who attended Head Start Programs were targeted for this intervention. During the first two years of the project, a manual-based program was conducted. The last three years of the project involved delivery of the parent/teacher training program through a series of videotapes and accompanying manuals. Children were randomly assigned to either an experimental or no-treatment control group. The effectiveness of the intervention within the experimental group was assessed primarily through a pretest-posttest, experimental-control group repeated measures design. The results indicated that both the treatment groups demonstrated improved behaviors within more cases when compared to the control group; the manual treatment group reporting the greatest number of behavioral improvements. Direct behavioral observations did not indicate clinically relevant improvements in behavior, however, parent and teacher goal attainment reports characterized students as meeting their behavior goals, overall. Both parents and teachers also reported high rates of treatment acceptability and satisfaction with both the manual and videotape treatment programs. Implications for future research are discussed.
Loitz, P.A. Conjoint behavioral consultation using self-administered manual and videotape parent-teacher training: Effects on children's behavioral difficulties. Ph.D. thesis, The University of Wisconsin - Madison.
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