WWC review of this study

Family-based training program improves brain function, cognition, and behavior in lower socioeconomic status preschoolers.

Neville, H. J., Stevens, C., Pakulak, E., Bell, T. A., Fanning, J., Klein, S., & Isbell, E. (2013). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(29), 12138–12143. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED563293

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    104
     Students
    , grade
    PK

Reviewed: October 2015

At least one finding shows promising evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Cognition outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Nonverbal intelligence

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
104 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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More Outcomes

Nonverbal intelligence

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Attention Boost for Children

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
102 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
15
 
Language development outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Receptive language

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
104 students

N/A

N/A

No

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More Outcomes

Receptive language

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Attention Boost for Children

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
102 students

N/A

N/A

No

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Social-emotional development outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Social skills: Parent rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
92 students

N/A

N/A

No

--
More Outcomes

Social skills: Teacher rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
102 students

N/A

N/A

No

--

Problem behaviors: Parent rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
92 students

N/A

N/A

No

--

Problem behaviors: Teacher rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Head Start

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
102 students

N/A

N/A

No

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Social skills: Teacher rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Attention Boost for Children

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
100 students

N/A

N/A

No

--

Problem behaviors: Teacher rating

Parents and Children Making Connections – Highlighting Attention (PCC-A) vs. Attention Boost for Children

Posttest

PCMC-A Full Sample;
100 students

N/A

N/A

No

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Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 55%
    Male: 45%
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    Oregon
  • Race
    Black
    4%
    Native American
    4%
    Other or unknown
    17%
    White
    62%
 

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