Mother Goose on the Loose: Goslings is a NICU education program that teaches parents how to talk, sing, rhyme and chant to their infant using a provided Goslings Kit, while responding to infant signals, in accordance with medical readiness as communicated through a traffic light system. Goslings-II is a shorter and less-expensive version of the original Goslings program (Shanty et al., 2019). A recent Goslings-II study yielded positive results similar to Goslings I, demonstrating program effectiveness at a more affordable price (Cao et al., 2023). The Goslings-II study resulted in self-reported positive behavioral changes in parent-infant interactions and increased implementation of early language and literacy activities,. This is a successful example of a collaborative partnership with combined expertise that resulted in money saved increased effectiveness.
The poster will include photographs of the program in action, and a description of the research and findings. The presenter will have a copy of the family guide to show people in addition to some items used for activities during the program.