Participating in the Parent Mediated Television Project
Who participated in the Study
Parents who had a child (between 3-5yrs of age) with expressive language delays.
Parents used the strategies at least four times a week during a television routine (20 minutes a day/4 days a week). The parents implemented the strategies for 4-5 months. The entire study required parents to particpate for 33-35 weeks( 8-9 months; for testing children, observing children before intervetion, and after intervention).
Strategies used in the Study
Parents learned the strategies at their homes or a place they are comfortable. Parents learned to use (a) praise and (b) open-ended question during the first session. During the second session, parents learned to use (a) pause/wait time and (b) expanding children's comments.
Parents kept a log of the TV program watched. All other language measures and recordings were administered by the Project personnel.