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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.
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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

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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
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Statistical Significance
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Effect Size
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Outcome Type
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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
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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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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