Interaction coaching for high–risk infants and their parents

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper includes a review of literature on early interaction behaviors of infants and how they compare to adult interaction behaviors, interactions of high–risk infants and their parents, relationships of early interactions to later development, and various manipulations of early interactions. Data are then presented on interaction coaching techniques used with 60 middle income mothers of preterm infants who experienced respiratoty distress syndrome. Manipulations which effectively diminished the activity levels of these extremely active mothers and enhanced their infants’ visual attentiveness during interactions included mother imitation of all infant behaviors, repetition of phrases, and silencing during infants’ pauses. Manipulations which were effective in increasing the amount of mother activity and the amount of infant visual attentiveness among a subsample of mothers who were very inactive were attention–getting and gameplaying manipulations. These results are discussed in the context of facilitating information processing and arousal modulation abilities of high–risk infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-24
Number of pages20
JournalPrevention in Human Services
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 1982

Fingerprint

Parents
Mothers
Infant Behavior
Aptitude
Arousal
Automatic Data Processing
Premature Infants
Mentoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Interaction coaching for high–risk infants and their parents. / Field, Tiffany M.

In: Prevention in Human Services, Vol. 1, No. 4, 11.11.1982, p. 5-24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1ac5e612df6c4f1c8abe8d8da44a6a74,
title = "Interaction coaching for high–risk infants and their parents",
abstract = "This paper includes a review of literature on early interaction behaviors of infants and how they compare to adult interaction behaviors, interactions of high–risk infants and their parents, relationships of early interactions to later development, and various manipulations of early interactions. Data are then presented on interaction coaching techniques used with 60 middle income mothers of preterm infants who experienced respiratoty distress syndrome. Manipulations which effectively diminished the activity levels of these extremely active mothers and enhanced their infants’ visual attentiveness during interactions included mother imitation of all infant behaviors, repetition of phrases, and silencing during infants’ pauses. Manipulations which were effective in increasing the amount of mother activity and the amount of infant visual attentiveness among a subsample of mothers who were very inactive were attention–getting and gameplaying manipulations. These results are discussed in the context of facilitating information processing and arousal modulation abilities of high–risk infants.",
author = "Field, {Tiffany M}",
year = "1982",
month = "11",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1300/J293v01n04_02",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "1",
pages = "5--24",
journal = "Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community",
issn = "1085-2352",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Interaction coaching for high–risk infants and their parents

AU - Field, Tiffany M

PY - 1982/11/11

Y1 - 1982/11/11

N2 - This paper includes a review of literature on early interaction behaviors of infants and how they compare to adult interaction behaviors, interactions of high–risk infants and their parents, relationships of early interactions to later development, and various manipulations of early interactions. Data are then presented on interaction coaching techniques used with 60 middle income mothers of preterm infants who experienced respiratoty distress syndrome. Manipulations which effectively diminished the activity levels of these extremely active mothers and enhanced their infants’ visual attentiveness during interactions included mother imitation of all infant behaviors, repetition of phrases, and silencing during infants’ pauses. Manipulations which were effective in increasing the amount of mother activity and the amount of infant visual attentiveness among a subsample of mothers who were very inactive were attention–getting and gameplaying manipulations. These results are discussed in the context of facilitating information processing and arousal modulation abilities of high–risk infants.

AB - This paper includes a review of literature on early interaction behaviors of infants and how they compare to adult interaction behaviors, interactions of high–risk infants and their parents, relationships of early interactions to later development, and various manipulations of early interactions. Data are then presented on interaction coaching techniques used with 60 middle income mothers of preterm infants who experienced respiratoty distress syndrome. Manipulations which effectively diminished the activity levels of these extremely active mothers and enhanced their infants’ visual attentiveness during interactions included mother imitation of all infant behaviors, repetition of phrases, and silencing during infants’ pauses. Manipulations which were effective in increasing the amount of mother activity and the amount of infant visual attentiveness among a subsample of mothers who were very inactive were attention–getting and gameplaying manipulations. These results are discussed in the context of facilitating information processing and arousal modulation abilities of high–risk infants.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84953173826&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84953173826&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1300/J293v01n04_02

DO - 10.1300/J293v01n04_02

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84953173826

VL - 1

SP - 5

EP - 24

JO - Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community

JF - Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community

SN - 1085-2352

IS - 4

ER -