QUALITY OF PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION IN CHILDREN WITH
The Baker Centre;
The understanding of individual differences in development outcomes
of children with congenital development disorders is a transactional
process which includes interplay between risk factors (e.g., child’s
level of functioning) and environmental protective factors. Parent-child
quality of interaction is a major protective factor for better
developmental outcomes for children in general, and especially for
children with developmental risks or disabilities. This interaction
includes parental sensitivity as well as regulated and well-attuned
teaching behaviours that are adapted to the child’s special needs.
Qualitative parent-child interaction served as a target for many early
interventions. In this talk I will present theoretical aspects
characterizing qualitative parent-child interaction as well as the
meditational model for early intervention that focuses on enhancing
parent-child interaction in children with developmental disorders.