Statistically significant greater improvements occurred in PALS parents’ responsive interaction styles, which caused
greater improvements in children’s development.
|Of parents who received PALS curriculum intervention…||Of children whose parents received PALS…|
|71% used richer vocabulary with their children.||64% achieved higher cognitive test scores.|
|64% provided richer verbal explanations to their
|72% achieved higher motor skills scores.|
|68% spent more time maintaining their child’s focus of
attention and interest.
|64% showed greater expressive language skills.|
|55% provided more praise to their children.||59% showed larger receptive vocabularies.|
|69% showed greater warmth and sensitivity to their
|59% initiated conversation with their parents more
|69% were more contingently responsive to their
children (i.e.: parent’s response was well matched
to the child’s signals).
|66% showed greater cooperation in providing a
response to parents’ requests
|(compared to parents who received weekly home visits but
not PALS curriculum intervention)
|(compared to children whose parents received weekly home
visits but not PALS curriculum intervention)