A Study into Parent's and Practitioner's Perceptions on the Benefits and Challenges of the Language and Play Programme.
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This single case study aims to investigate parents and practitioners perceptions on the benefits and challenges of the Language and Play Programme, whilst also researching ways in which challenges of the Language and Play programme can be overcome. This research was produced as a result of the increase in children entering and leaving school with low language skills, whilst the topic of parental involvement is a current topic of interest, resulting in increased emphasis upon interventions such as Flying Start. Data was collected from three Language and Play Practitioners, and nine parents who attend Language and Play sessions. Unstructured group interviews were held with two groups of parents, whilst unstructured individual interviews were held with each practitioner. Whilst interviews produced sufficient results, observations were also held in order to clarify and extend upon results gained from the interview process. Results revealed that that the Language and Play Programme successfully improved parents’ knowledge on children’s milestones, which in effect allowed them to gain insight in to using appropriate strategies to promote and extend children’s holistic development. Results also showed that children’s developmental norms and skills had excelled greatly through attending Language and Play sessions. Conversely, it was revealed that attendance of fathers is an issue, especially due to the important and influential role that fathers play within young children’s lives. Advertisement strategies were also believed to be an issue of LAP, and was questioned whether the cause of the lack of attendance. The findings suggest that LAP is an influential intervention in both parents’ and children’s lives. Accordingly, involvement of fathers needs to be increased in order to strengthen benefits of LAP. Whilst attendance issues also need to be addressed so that each family that is entitled has the opportunity to benefit from the LAP programme.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Educational Studies and Early Childhood
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