Professional Training in Early Intervention for Children and Families in Russian Federation



In accordance with the Concept for the Development of Early Care in the Russian Federation (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 2016, December 17, No. 2723-r), the creation of an early intervention system for children from birth to three years old and their families is an integral part of the formation of comprehensive assistance to children with health disabilities. One of the priority tasks of the Concept implementation is the management of the quality of services, including through the creation of a system for training professionals in the field of early intervention. The article analyzes the need for professionals specializing in providing early intervention in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as the directions and content of their training. In addition, information is provided on domestic and foreign experience of professional training of such experts. The results of the analysis indicate the need to create a variable system for training professionals in the field of early intervention in the Russian Federation. Training offers include activities in the field of higher and further professional education, including retraining and advanced training. The authors emphasize the need to combine professional training in selected areas of early care — with the training of transdisciplinary professionals.

General Information

Keywords: early intervention for children and families, professional training system, transdisciplinary training

Journal rubric: Professional Training of Specialists to Work with Different Categories of Children

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Mukhamedrahimov R.Z., Samarina L.V. Professional Training in Early Intervention for Children and Families in Russian Federation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2020. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 106–117. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2020170210. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Rifkat Z. Mukhamedrahimov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Division of Child and Parent Mental Health and Early Intervention, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Larisa V. Samarina, Director, Saint-Petersburg Early Intervention Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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