Lukács, Ágnes – Győri, Miklós – Rózsa, Sándor: TROG-H: A New Standardized Method for Testing the Development of Grammatical Comprehension
Kereki, Judit: System of Early Childhood Intervention in Hungary: Problems and Proposals for Development
Eigner, Bernadett: The Role of the Parental Stress in Early Mother-Child Relationship
Fábián, Zsuzsanna – Mrs. Tóth Aszalai, Anett: Analysing Narratives – Parental Perspectives on Speech Disorder
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Lukács, Ágnes – Győri, Miklós – Rózsa, Sándor
TROG-H: A New Standardized Method for Testing the Development of Grammatical Comprehension
The aim of the paper is to present a new adaptation and standardization of a simple test for measuring grammatical development in Hungarian. TROG-H (Test for Reception of Grammar-Hungarian; Nyelvtani Szerkezetek Megértése Teszt) tests grammatical comprehension with 72 items. For each item, the participant has to select from among 4 pictures the one that matches the phrase or sentence s/he heard. This is the first Hungarian language test that has normative data from a large representative sample of children (1476) covering a wide age-range (between 3-14 years of age). Preliminary data suggest that the test will be useful in the assessment of different developmental disorders involving language and communication impairments, including specific language impairment, hearing loss, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy, and it can also be if use in studying comprehension abilities in adult aphasia.
System of Early Childhood Intervention in Hungary: Problems and Proposals for Development
New lines of empirical research studying the functioning of the system of early childhood intervention in Hungary have revealed a lot of deficiencies setting limits to the realization of systematic functioning. Among other things contradictions in the legal and financial framework, the confusing institutional system, the non traceable, unregulated "child path", lack of information blocking the moving of the children in the system, and geographical inequalities in terms of access to early childhood intervention services make it difficult for the children and their families to enter into the caring system and access appropriate services. This study summarizes the most important problems which should be identified in order to make good strategic decisions and create opportunities for the development of the system. Furthermore, it proposes solutions to some of the problems.
Keywords: early childhood intervention, institutional system, legal and financial framework, data gathering, quality standards, “child path" in the system, inequalities in access to services
The Role of the Parental Stress in Early Mother-Child Relationship
While researching the correlations between the initial risk factors and the future-relationship I have contacted fifty mothers with their first child. I studied the mother factors and the interactions of the mother-and child pairs at the age of four and a half months old of the babies. I choose mothers to the research who have simple (without complications) pregnancy and birth or who have complicated pregnancy period (endangered) and childbirth in their story. My main question was which factors effect the formation of the mother-child relationship, especially the quality of their interactions.
The focus was on the mother stress and motherly playfulness among the factors that effect the early interactions. I assessed the parental stress with the longer version of PSI (Parenting Stress Index). The anxiety of the mother was assessed by the STAI-Y (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory), and the depressive marks were tested by EPDS scale, Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale. The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire, PBQ reveals the late, missing or inadequate mother answers, also the deteriorative feeling of anger toward the child, and the denial behaviour. The observation of the interactions took place in a face-to-face free play activity when the child was four and a half months old.
Now I expose the parental stress as follows, from my studies focusing on the factors that are determining the early relationship.
Keywords: "face-to-face" early mother-child interactions, risk- and protective factors, parental stress, anxiety, post-natal depression, early relationships
Fábián, Zsuzsanna – Mrs. Tóth Aszalai, Anett
Analysing Narratives – Parental Perspectives on Speech Disorder
The paper presents case studies on parents with children who have speech defects. The underlying examination carried out in 2011 addressed the possible utilization of parental narratives in learning about vocally handicapped children and their families. Analysis of parental narratives can serve as a substantive professional tool in the diagnostic phase and actual speech therapy. Once again, the results stress the importance to increase sensitivity and shape the attitude of the social environment where the vocally handicapped live.