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Abstract

Parents have a key role in early intervention for their infants with special needs. There are several reasons for this. First, without active involvement of parents the developmental progress made by children will typically be reduced. Second, unless the intervention has some impact on parents themselves it is unlikely that gains which the children make will be maintained in the long term (Guralnick and Bennett, 1987). Finally, since the improvement of family functioning as a whole is a goal of early intervention, the needs of parents for support and guidance must be a major consideration (Fewell and Vadasy, 1986).

Keywords

Parent Involvement Family System Handicapped Child Handicap Child Supportive Counselling 
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© David Mitchell and Roy I. Brown 1991

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  • Garry Hornby

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