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Why Early Intervention Works: A Systems Perspective.

TitleWhy Early Intervention Works: A Systems Perspective.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGuralnick MJ
JournalInfants Young Child
Date Published2011 Jan 01

A systems perspective is put forward designed to place the many diverse conceptual and practice approaches and accomplishments in the early intervention field within a common framework. Complex reciprocal patterns of influence are described emphasizing risk and protective factors operating at 3 levels: child social and cognitive competence, family patterns of interaction, and family resources. It is argued that this framework can provide an understanding with respect to why early intervention works when it does as well as establish a new assessment and intervention approach firmly grounded in developmental science.

Alternate JournalInfants Young Child
PubMed ID21532932
PubMed Central IDPMC3083071
Grant ListP30 HD002274 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
P30 HD002274-43 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States