ERIC Number: ED217684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Family-Oriented Approach to the Treatment of Developmentally-Delayed Preschoolers.
The role of family therapy in a clinic for developmentally delayed preschoolers is examined. Two types of families are said to benefit from the family therapy approach: families in which the child's needs are misunderstood or somehow misread, and families whose dysfunctional transactional patterns antedated the child's problems. Initial screening and assessment sessions are described, as are approaches to "seducing" the family into therapy. Collaboration with other therapists, and sophistication about child development, are explained to be requirements of the family therapist. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (59th, San Francisco, CA, March 29-April 2, 1982).