Low-income mothers' expectations and practices related to their child's accomplishment of four developmental tasks

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dc.contributor.advisor McElhinney, James H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Symonds, Sue A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:44Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2003 .S96 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181320
dc.description.abstract Protocol: The study reported information from case records of 17 new mothers and their children who received an agency's services. Mother's expectations about their child's accomplishment of four developmental tasks (controlled crying, walking, toilet training and accepting discipline) were compared with mother's practices over a four to five year period.Participants: Seventeen adult women (currently 18 years and older) who were mothers of newborns and who received continuous agency services during a four to five year period agreed to participate in the case record review.Information Handling: When mother's signed release form was returned, the agency made the mother's case record available for selecting information pertinent to the study questions. The investigator focused on the caseworker's anecdotal notes of home visits, written narrative interviews, biannual goal-setting forms, and the Denver Developmental Screening Tests (Denver II) related to the mother and baby.Analysis: Information was grouped around two major themes. One theme was the mothers' expectation statements and mothers' practices about their child's development. The other major theme was the description of the caseworker's informal educational techniques and role modeling of appropriate behaviors.Conclusions: The most common developmental patterns were: Eleven of 17 mothers held expectations about their behaviors related to controlled crying; seven of 17 mothers' expectations matched their child's age for walking; nine of 17 mothers' behaviors didn't match their expectations related to toilet training their child; and seven of 17 mothers' behaviors matched their expectations with regard to accepting discipline.The most common pattern was that the case worker provided appropriate amounts of literature; discussed development, both general and focused, at numerous home visits; administered and discussed developmental testing approximately every six months; referred and coordinated developmental delay treatments; and assist the mother in providing the treatment plans. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent v, 100 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Growth. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poor children. en_US
dc.title Low-income mothers' expectations and practices related to their child's accomplishment of four developmental tasks en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1263895 en_US

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