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Implementing Play and Learning Strategies (PALS)

Yes (PALS Infant only)

Materials and Forms to Support Implementation

Last Updated

May 2016

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Operations Manuals

PALS manuals, videos, toy bags, and supplementary materials are available for purchase from the Children’s Learning Institute.

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Service Delivery Forms

No information is available.

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Assessment Tools

A Parent Engagement Rating Form measures parents’ comprehension and use of PALS strategies. Parent and child change is measured by video observational techniques that are coded by the supervisor or Children’s Learning Institute. Additionally, standardized measures (including the Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, and Preschool Language Scale) are used to measure child outcomes. An ecomap, a pictorial assessment of an individual’s social environment, is used to measure improvement in family functioning.

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Curriculum

Parent coaches use the PALS Infant curriculum or the PALS Toddler/Preschooler curriculum.

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Available Languages

Materials are available in English and Spanish.

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Fidelity Measurement

The parent coach's fidelity to the program is assessed monthly by a supervisor using a checklist during a home visit observation. The checklist is provided during the PALS training. A "Parent Engagement Rating Form" is used to measure parent's comprehension and use of the PALS strategies.

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Fidelity Standards

No information is available.

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Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in May 2016. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Children’s Learning Institute on March 17, 2016. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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