Assessment of Parent and Child Behaviors in Mildly Handicapped As Compared to Nonhandicapped Preschool Populations
Date of Award
Dissertation - Restricted
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Recent research and theory development have emphasized the importance of the role of early parent-child interaction in the etiology of emotional, cognitive, and social problems in children (Ainsworth, 1979; Bee et al., 1982; Bell,_1968; Belsky, 1981, 1984; Stroufe & Rutter, 1984). Further, the significance of the family in child development is now reflected in public policy and legislation (Krauss, 1990). Therefore, a necessary and expanding role of the school psychologist is comprehensive individualized assessment of and intervention with the young child in the context of the family (Bailey et al., 1986; Crowell, Feldman, & Ginsberg, 1988; Odom, 1988; Widerstrom, Mowder, & Willis, 1989; Wilson, 1986). Clearly, in addition to the more traditional domains of intellectual, self-help, language, motor, social, and readiness skills, school psychologists must address family functioning...