ERIC Number: EJ881304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Family-Centered Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Tomasello, Nicole M.; Manning, Amy R.; Dulmus, Catherine N.
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n2 p163-172 2010
Almost 300,000 children in the United States from birth to 3 years of age are affected by a developmental disability. Disabilities have a lasting effect on a child's development and, in turn, may have a psychosocial impact on the child's family. In addition, the limitations of a child with a disability are often related to family members' stress, depression, and feelings of helplessness. Accordingly, not only do children with disabilities have special needs, but also families have unique needs as well. This review article describes the value of a family-centered approach to early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families. Authors also describe barriers to the implementation of family-centered care and the role that social workers may play in addressing these barriers.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Helplessness, Developmental Disabilities, Toddlers, Infants, Depression (Psychology), Social Work, Child Development, Family (Sociological Unit), Stress Variables, Family Counseling, Role, Caseworkers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States