Families and Developmental Care in Early Intervention Working with families is an integral part of early intervention. Federal and state legislation mandate family-centered services. Service providers in speech-language pathology and other developmental specialties recognize that a child is nested within a family system (Bailey, McWilliam, & Winton, 1992) and that intervention should focus on enabling the family ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2000
Families and Developmental Care in Early Intervention
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  • Robin L. Alvares
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
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Article   |   July 01, 2000
Families and Developmental Care in Early Intervention
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2000, Vol. 7, 35-39. doi:10.1044/lle7.1.35
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2000, Vol. 7, 35-39. doi:10.1044/lle7.1.35
Working with families is an integral part of early intervention. Federal and state legislation mandate family-centered services. Service providers in speech-language pathology and other developmental specialties recognize that a child is nested within a family system (Bailey, McWilliam, & Winton, 1992) and that intervention should focus on enabling the family system to help the child.
In practice, working with families is still unfamiliar territory for many speech-language pathologists and other service providers. While some training programs are providing coursework in counseling and early intervention, few student clinicians have the opportunity to engage in family-centered practice. For practicing clinicians, the opportunities for developing skills for working with families may be provided by workshops and conferences, but many of us still might learn “on the job."
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