Implementing Play and Learning Strategies (PALS)
Entries in this row combine information across all versions of PALS. Only PALS Infant meets HHS criteria for an evidence-based home visiting model. Some other versions of PALS have at least one manuscript about a high- or moderate-quality impact study, but no version of the model other than PALS Infant meets HHS criteria for an evidence-based home visiting model.
Implementation last updated: 2019
The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.
Materials and forms to support implementation
The parent coach uses the Parent Engagement Rating Form to measure parents’ comprehension and use of PALS strategies. Parent coaches use the form to tailor sessions to parents’ needs. The coaches may place more or less emphasis on a particular strategy based on the information obtained from the form.
Parent and child change is measured by video observational techniques that are coded by the supervisor or Children’s Learning Institute. In addition, standardized measures (including the Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, and Preschool Language Scale) serve to measure children’s outcomes. An ecomap, a pictorial assessment of an individual’s social environment, serves to measure improvement in family functioning.
The information contained on this page was last updated in October 2019. 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 May 6, 2019. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.