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The role of the family in intervention of infants at high risk of cerebral palsy: a systematic analysis.
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PMID:  21950397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During the past two decades, awareness of the role of the family in the child's life has increased and the term 'family-centred services' (FCS) has been introduced to facilitate care for children with special needs and their families. It is, however, unclear how various early intervention programmes incorporate family involvement in service delivery. The present study systematically analyses the nature of family involvement in six frequently used early intervention programmes for infants at high risk of developmental disorders: neurodevelopmental treatment, treatment according to Vojta, Conductive Education, Infant Health and Development Program, Infant Behaviour Assessment and Intervention Program, and Coping with and Caring for infants with special needs - a family-centred programme (COPCA). The analysis shows that the role of the family is diverse: it varies from parent training to be a therapist without attention to family function (in Vojta) to the autonomous family that receives coaching (COPCA). The data suggest two trends over time: (1) from child-focused to family-focused orientation; and (2) from professionally directed guidance to coaching based on equal partnership.
Tineke Dirks; Mijna Hadders-Algra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  53 Suppl 4     ISSN:  1469-8749     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© The Authors. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology © 2011 Mac Keith Press.
Department of Pediatrics - Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
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