Development prospects of the child born prematurely and its family

2nd International Conference “Early Childhood Intervention
Univeristy of Silesia – Cieszyn, Poland
19 – 21 October 2017

Conference Scientific Committee

Miloň Potměšil, Prof.
Palacký University Olomouc
Institute of Special Education Studies


Zenon Gajdzica, Prof.

University of Silesia
Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Sciences

Małgorzata Sekułowicz, Prof.
The Maria Grzegorzewska University

Ewa Emich – Widera, M.D., PhD.
Paediatrics and Developmental Neurology Clinic of Medical University of Silesia

Anna Nowak, Prof.
University of Silesia
Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology


Beata Cytowska, PhD.
University of Wrocław


Andrzej Twardowski, Prof.
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Małgorzata Łukowicz, Prof.
AThe Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

Conference Organizing Committee

Sylwia Wrona, PhD.

Szymon Godawa, PhD.

Natalia Józefacka, MA.

Zdenka Šándorová, PhD.

Ilona Fajfer-Kruczek, PhD.

Dorota Prysak, PhD.

Jerzy Rottermund, PhD.

Anna Klinik, PhD.

Kamila Wrona, MA.

Lucyna Legierska, MA.

Conference overview

The situation when the child is born before the scheduled date of delivery is a problem that affects almost every tenth family. Their reality starts to oscillate around thoughts and actions that aim is to improve the prospects of baby’s development. Care for premature baby and its all health problems make the daily life of these families full of struggle and all different from the typical happy moments connected with the newborn child. „Prematurity” does not end when child leaves the Neonatal department – this is only the beginning of the tortuous road, involving a process of treatment, therapy, rehabilitation and education.

The idea of early intervention sets an important range of social activities localized in the structures of medical institutions, rehabilitation and education. Presentations of joint actions and interdisciplinary research can become an example of good practices that can be implemented in different locations.

The main objective of the conference is the discussion regarding the process of early intervention including: support, treatment, rehabilitation and education of premature babies and their families, taking into account the different stages of life.

  • The primary objective of the conference is oscillating around five themes:
  • prematurity in a perspective of development,
    family in the context of prematurity,
  • consequences and difficulties of development of a rematurely born child,
  • systemic and institutional solutions of support of premature born child and its family – good practices,
  • other issues related to the problems and prevention of prematurity, pregnancy risk, and ethical aspects of the support process.

The conference is addressed to doctors, midwives, physiotherapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, educators, speech therapists and social workers. For participation in the conference, the participant will receive 9 points.

Univeristy of Silesia

Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Sciences

  • Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland