Parents' likelihood of participating in their child's speech-language treatment



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Texas Tech University


This study investigated the likelihood of eighty-four parents indicating they would participate in their child's speech-language treatment. One questionnaire was used to gather identifying information while a second questionnaire requested that parents indicate their likelihood of completing homework with their children and other tasks associated with homework. Parents stated they would be likely to complete homework assignments up to every day of the week and were more likely to complete homework lasting 15 and 30 minutes as compared to 45 and 60 minutes. This likelihood decreased as the number and time per assignment increased. In addition, parents stated they would be more likely to maintain written homework records, participate in individual training programs, and learn treatment techniques to use at home compared to videotaping themselves and participating in group training programs. Finally, parents perceived that completing homework with their children would lead to greater improvements in treatment.