Early Intervention, Emotional and Personal Disorders in Early Childhood



The article presents the work of the Saint-Petersburg Early Intervention Institute, based on the foreign and domestic development concepts: child psychoanalysis (R. Spitz), attachment theory (J. Bowlby, M. Ainsworth, P. Crittenden), a systematic approach to the study of mental development in early childhood (D. Stern), the concept of the genesis of the communication of a child with an adult (M. I. Lisina and her colleagues), the concept of early socialization (F. Dolto), psychological and educational experience in upbringing children devoid of guardianship, in the " Loci Orphanage" (E. Pikler). The article reveals the specifics of various programs for assistance families with functional disabled children: team working principles, multidisciplinary approach, parents involving, home visits, and effectiveness evaluation of working with a child and family. As a single program for early intervention the project "The Way Home" is regarded. It was developed together with the Saint-Petersburg Institute for Early Intervention and charitable trust EveryChild (UK), aiming to support families in crisis: to prevent newborn child refusal and to assist the child's returning into the family from an orphanage.

General Information

Keywords: early intervention program, orphanage, crisis state, communication, interaction.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Avdeeva N.N. Early Intervention, Emotional and Personal Disorders in Early Childhood [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2010. Vol. 2, no. 5 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia N. Avdeeva, PhD in Psychology, Professor at chair of Developmental Psychology Name after L.F. Obukhova, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8430-8181, e-mail: nnavdeeva@mail.ru



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