Main Top­ics

The health dis­ad­van­tage or dis­abil­i­ty of a child is not a self-stand­ing fac­tor, it affects the whole fam­i­ly as a sys­tem as well as oth­er rela­tions with the envi­ron­ment. An unex­pect­ed sit­u­a­tion is eas­i­er for a fam­i­ly to cope with once the help is pro­vid­ed in time. Equal­ly impor­tant is pro­fes­sion­al coop­er­a­tion and coher­ence. Ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion as a dis­ci­pline is in its deep­est essence inter­dis­ci­pli­nary. It stands on the bor­der of sev­er­al self-edu­cat­ed dis­ci­plines — med­i­cine, social work, ped­a­gogy and psy­chol­o­gy. And is most effec­tive and mean­ing­ful when pro­fes­sion­als coop­er­ates togeth­er across dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines and resorts.

Three main top­ics will be inter­twined across the con­fer­ence:

1.Methodological theme — prac­tice, devel­op­ment, research

The aim is to share good prac­tice, best prac­tices in work­ing with chil­dren and fam­i­lies, and to famil­iar­ize with the out­comes of research in the field of care for fam­i­lies with chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties. Experts and par­ents will receive up-to-date prac­ti­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal infor­ma­tion and expe­ri­ence, new con­cepts and research­es applied to the field of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion from domes­tic and for­eign experts.

2.Multidisciplinary theme

The aim is to iden­ti­fy pos­si­bil­i­ties of coop­er­a­tion across dis­ci­plines and anchor­ing of ear­ly child­hood intreven­tion in the sys­tem of care for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties and their fam­i­lies. To learn new trends of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary coop­er­a­tion and their ben­e­fits for fam­i­lies and pro­fes­sion­als.

3.Parental theme

Par­ents are the best teach­ers for their chil­dren. An impor­tant top­ic is to strength­en the role of par­ents — par­ents will learn about their dai­ly life, share good prac­tice, learn about the out­comes of research in the field of care for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

Link to con­fer­ence web­site: http://www.eci2020prague.org/

More infos will be online in a few weeks.