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Delta Gamma Center: Parent and Child Infant/Toddler Classes. Anne Osberger Stephanie Hayes. Theoretical Basis. Social Cognitive Theory Parents share subjective perceptions Learning occurs through observation and personal experience

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Delta gamma center parent and child infant toddler classes

Delta Gamma Center: Parent and Child Infant/Toddler Classes

Anne Osberger

Stephanie Hayes


Theoretical basis

Theoretical Basis

  • Social Cognitive Theory

    • Parents share subjective perceptions

    • Learning occurs through observation and personal experience

    • Parents and teachers educate children through modeling techniques

      Bandura, A. Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory

      http://www.med.usf.edu/~kmbrown/Social_Cognitive_Theory_Overview.htm


Program objectives

Program Objectives

  • “To help young children with visual impairments reach their potential by providing individualized education and therapy services.”

    • Delta Gamma Center mission statement

  • Interpretation of Objectives

    • Provide opportunity for parents to express concerns in supportive environment

    • Provide parents with resources and strategies for interacting with their child


  • Course design

    Course Design

    • Infant Class

      • Two hour sessions held twice monthly

      • Ongoing until age two

    • Toddler Class

      • Two hour session held once per month

      • Ongoing until age three

    • Parent Support Group

      • Last 30 minutes of each session


    Content activities strategies child

    Content, Activities, Strategies: Child

    • Teach child to use available vision and other senses to explore

    • Focus on sensory, speech, motor, and feeding

    • Class follows a predictable routine for the comfort of child

    • Teacher plans songs, games and activity stations


    Content activities strategies parent

    Content, Activities, Strategies: Parent

    • During class

      • Parent learns strategies for engaging child in activities

    • During support group

      • Parents direct the curriculum

      • Facilitator guides open forum discussion

      • Parents learn and receive social support from one another

      • New families can request a mentor family


    Program evaluations

    Program Evaluations

    • Annual Parent Survey

      • Assess satisfaction of services

    • Parent Advisory Committee

      • Give suggestions on ways to improve service

    • Individualized Family Service Plan

      • Examining pre and post scores to evaluate change in children


    Ot role

    OT Role

    • Provides therapy during class

      • Works with parents and children to improve function: positioning, socialization, feeding, etc.

    • Possible new roles

      • Facilitate parent support group

      • Improve communication and education of families

      • Provide resources to families and community


    Contact information

    Contact Information

    • Delta Gamma Center

      • 5030 McRee, St Louis, MO 63110

      • 314-776-1300

    • Debbie Naucke, Executive Director: [email protected]

    • Melanie Schauffert, Occupational Therapist


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