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Parent-Child Home Program

Last Updated: July 2011

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Child Development and School Readiness Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Madden, J., O’Hara, J., & Levenstein, P. (1984). Home again: Effects of the Mother-Child Home Program on mother and child. Child Development, 55(2), 636–647.
Additional Source:

Levenstein, P., O'Hara, J., & Madden, J. (1983). The mother-child home program of the verbal interaction project. In Consortium for Longitudinal Studies (Ed.), As the twig is bent-lasting effects of preschool programs. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Show Study Effects Details
Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
PPVT No Effect 1973 – 1975 cohorts Post-program 111 children Mean = 91.60 SD = 14.21 Mean = 91.28 SD = 15.62 MD = 0.32 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.05 Primary
PPVT No Effect 1973 – 1974 cohorts Post-program 82 children Mean = 89.48 SD = 14.82 Mean = 90.36 SD = 16.14 MD = -0.88 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.06 Primary
Stanford-Binet No Effect 1973 – 1976 cohorts Post-program 166 children Mean = 104.05 SD = 12.11 Mean = 103.54 SD = 12.75 MD = 0.51 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.04 Primary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
PPVT ThePPVT assesses receptive vocabulary for Standard American English and verbal ability in young children. Child assessment Not reported by author Primary
Stanford-Binet The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales assess intelligence and cognitive ability in areas including verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract and visual reasoning, and short-term memory. Child assessment Not reported by author Primary
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