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Play and Learning Strategies (PALS)

Yes (PALS Infant only)

Program Model Overview

Last Updated

May 2016

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Theoretical Model

PALS was developed to enhance parents’ interactions with their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It is designed as a preventive intervention program to strengthen the attachment between parent and child and to stimulate early language, cognitive, and social development.

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Program Model Components

PALS includes one-on-one home visits between a trained parent coach and a parent.

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Target Population

Two versions of the program exist: PALS Infant curriculum and PALS Toddler/Preschooler curriculum. PALS Infant curriculum targets children ages 5 to 15 months and their families. PALS Toddler/Preschooler curriculum targets children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.

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Where to Find Out More

Ursula Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute
Phone: (713) 500-3767
Email: Ursula.Y.Johnson@uth.tmc.edu
Website: http://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/our-programs/program-overview/PALS/default.html exit disclaimer

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