The Development of an Objective Observation Tool for Parent-Child Interaction To address the need for objectives evaluation of parent-child interactions, the investigators created a taxonomy of interactional behavior behaviors used by parents and preverbal/early verbal children. This taxonomy was used by four judges to rate 40 1-min videotaped segments of parent-child freeplay, and the results were compared to four judges' ... Reports
Reports  |   May 01, 1982
The Development of an Objective Observation Tool for Parent-Child Interaction
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1982
The Development of an Objective Observation Tool for Parent-Child Interaction
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 165-173. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.165
History: Received June 2, 1980 , Accepted January 6, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 165-173. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.165
History: Received June 2, 1980; Accepted January 6, 1981

To address the need for objectives evaluation of parent-child interactions, the investigators created a taxonomy of interactional behavior behaviors used by parents and preverbal/early verbal children. This taxonomy was used by four judges to rate 40 1-min videotaped segments of parent-child freeplay, and the results were compared to four judges' subjective ratings of the same segments. Based on statistical analysis, the taxonomy was shortened to include only those objective behaviors that were highly correlated with the overall subjective ratings. The resultant 10-item taxonomy is discussed in relation to language development and to implications for therapy.

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