Early Parent-Child Interaction Assessment Techniques



The article reviews the scales for assessing early parent-child interaction which can be predictive in terms of the child’s behavioural, cognitive and motor skills. We describe the most common surveys used in the studies of parental behaviour and attitudes. The scales for expert assessment of early parent-child interaction are presented according to the following scheme: a set of characteristics of the investigated behavior; specifics of organizing the interaction; features of evaluation. Then we focus on the difficulties of using the rating scales as such among which are, for instance: the absence of normal rates for the Russian sample of subjects; difficulties with ensuring objective outcomes of expertise; the possibility of socially desired behaviour; significant time and financial resources required for these studies. But in many ways the parent-child interaction rating scales are an important and informative tool for exploring interactions from a number of perspectives.

General Information

Keywords: parent-child interaction, early intervention, rating scales, observation method, parent-child relationships, cognitive development, sensorimotor development

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2018140209

For citation: Tokarskaya L.V., Lavrova M.A. Early Parent-Child Interaction Assessment Techniques. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2018. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 86–92. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2018140209. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Lyudmila V. Tokarskaya, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Ural Federal University Named After the First President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2385-9227, e-mail: liydmil@mail.ru

Mariia A. Lavrova, Assistant, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology, Ural Federal University Named After the First President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: ml2002@yandex.ru



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