After reviews, conference articles will be published in following journals:
Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology (10 pts)
Problems of Education, Rehabilitation and Socialization of the Disabled (PERSON)
Conference monograph (4 pts)
Place of publication will be chosen according to the relevant topic of the submitted paper.
In the case of obtaining a positive recommendation for publication in the journal, the author will be required to submit work in accordance to requirements of the journal editorial.
All papers must be sent until 1st of August 2017 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology 2016, 16 (4), p. 204–216
Depending on their involvement in assisting their child’s development, parents may have various chances of improving and refining their childcare, parenting, and therapeutic methods. The objective of this study was to learn the opinions of the parents of children covered by the early intervention/early assisted-development programme regarding their own involvement in the processes, and determining which types of involvement, whether active or passive, the parents seem to practice. The empirical material was acquired in a survey conducted in the form of a questionnaire in May 2015 and June 2016, covering a total of 143 parents. According to our results, the respondents not only follow the recommendations provided by the specialists based at a given support centre (96.5%), but also actively seek information and knowledge related to activities and measures aimed at assisting their child’s development, incorporating them in daily childcare and education routine (88.8%). Most respondents (65%) actively seek the specialists’ advice and opinion related to the child’s education and development as well as keep the child company at the appointments, sessions, and activities held at the centre (63.65%). A large majority (90.2%) combine various types of “active” (self-inspired) involvement with “passive” (specialist-inspired) involvement of supportive character. Each of the parents covered by the study engages in assisting the child’s development at home according to the specialists’ recommendations, or we might say, as inspired by the specialist team. There is a need for enhancing the parents’ “active” (self-inspired) involvement in the child’s situation at the centre (encouraging initiativetaking) as well as the parents’ specialist-inspired involvement in the child’s situation at the centre.
Keywords: early intervention, early assisted-development programme, active/passive involvement in assisting early childhood development