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ERIC Number: ED420388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 48
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Attachment Disorder: Its Impact on Preschool and Social Settings.
Knadel, Judy Starks
This paper investigates the characteristics of attachment and attachment disorders and attempts to specify techniques used by psychologists, teachers, therapists, and parents to enhance the learning environment of unattached children. The paper includes a review of literature resources discovered through the computerized systems of the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) and Info Trac as well as behavioral sciences reference texts. The paper also incorporates information from The Attachment Center at Evergreen Workshop held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in May 1991, dealing with discipline and therapeutic techniques for unattached children. In addition to a discussion of the manifestations and diagnosis of attachment disorder, the paper includes a focus on the Life Space Intervention (LSI) technique of Wood and Long (1991), specifically the abbreviated LSI technique for preschoolers and other children not developmentally ready for all six stages in the original LSI. The abbreviated LSI includes three stages called "talk,""fix it," and "smile," which are described and evaluated in the paper. The paper concludes with a discussion of the social and educational impacts of attachment disorder, and general recommendations such as increased awareness of attachment disorder on the part of providers, teachers, and parents; continued research; and improvement of child care systems. Contains 40 references. (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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