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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2011;32(4): 185-202.
doi: https://doi.org/10.5723/KJCS.2011.32.4.185
시소와그네 교육중재 프로그램이 저소득가정 유아의 적응행동에 미치는 영향
The Effects of the Seesaw & Swing Early Intervention Program on the Adaptive Behaviors of Young Children from Low-Income Families
Hye Jung Hwang
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Seesaw & Swing Early Intervention Program on the positive changes of young children from low-income families. The Seesaw & Swing program was developed by the Community Chest of Korea (Hwang et al., 2009). The subjects for this study consisted of 534 3∼6-year olds (177 in the service group, 357 in the control group) from low-income families. The instrument used was the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, second edition (Sparrow, Cicchetti, & Balla, 2005). The results of this study indicated that the Seesaw & Swing intervention program produced positive effects in all of the domain areas under examination: namely, the communication abilities, life skills, socialization, physical development, and adaptive behaviors of young children. In conclusion, the Seesaw & Swing Early Intervention Program for young children from low-income families can be said to be an effective early intervention program which goes some way towards ending the intergenerational transition of poverty in Korea.
Key Words: Seesaw & Swing, early intervention program, Low-income family
주요어: 시소와그네, 조기중재 프로그램, 저소득가정
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