Academic journal article Childhood Education

Partnership Patterns: Addressing Emotional Needs in Early Intervention

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Partnership Patterns: Addressing Emotional Needs in Early Intervention

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PARTNERSHIP PATTERNS: ADDRESSING EMOTIONAL NEEDS IN EARLY INTERVENTION. Brotherson, M., Summers, J., Naig, L., Kyzar, K., Friend, A., Epley, P., Gotto IV, G., & Turnbull, A., 2010. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 30(1), 32-45. Because young children must be considered within the context of their families in early intervention, the topic of partnership patterns between families and early intervention professionals has gained increased attention in recent years. The authors explain that "partnerships are based on healthy collaborative relationships that benefit the child, the family, and the professional" (p. 32). Home visiting is the primary model for providing early intervention services to children (birth to age 3) and their families; therefore, this article focuses on the partnerships that develop between families and professionals during home visits. Seeking to learn more about "the dynamics of emotional support in the home visiting relationship and to identify patterns and themes with implications for enhancing the quality of the partnerships" (p. 33), the authors conducted a qualitative study, using purposeful sampling. …

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