ADAPTATION OF RESPONSIVE TEACHING EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM IN TURKEY
Anadolu University (TURKEY)
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Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Page: 5543 (abstract only)
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Responsive Teaching (RT) is a relationship-based early intervention program developed by Mahoney and McDonald (2006) based on years of research experience and evidence based intervention strategies. The purpose of this study was to adapt the RT program into Turkish (TV-RT). For this purpose, a pilot and main study have been carrying out. In this presentation, results of the main study will be shared. The main study explored the effectiveness of the TV-RT on developmental domains and interactional (pivotal) behaviors of targeted children. Mothers interactional behaviors were also investigated. The study is currently being implemented with 19 young children with developmental disabilities and their mothers. Turkish Version of Maternal Behavior Scale (Dogramaci-Diken, 2009) and Turkish Version of Child (Pivotal) Behavior Rating Scale (Dogramaci-Diken, 2009) are being used to collect the data on interactional behaviors of both children and their mothers. Turkish Version of Denver Developmental Screening Scale, Ankara Developmental Screening Scale are being also used to monitor the developmental change on cognitive, communication, and social-emotional developmental domains of children. TV-RT has been implementing as it is explained in its manual. Treatment integrity data have been also collecting to make sure the program has been implementing as it is stated. Results will be discussed extensively.
Keywords: Responsive Teaching Early Intervention Program, Children with Developmental Disabilities, Parents, Turkey.