This book is about early childhood intervention (ECI) for infants who have a multifaceted condition (the old ‘multiple disabilities’) and their families. It suggests ECI services, even in wealthy and well-developed countries, can:
- fail to properly respect infant and family
- get in the way of the mother-infant bond
- impose added stress and exhaustion on the infant
- impose added stress and exhaustion on the family
- impoverish infant and family’s quality of life
- impede the family’s journey to a new normal family life
The book enlarges on the above concerns and offers a reconfiguration of ECI (‘Early Support’ in England) starting with a re-framing of the aims of ECI.
This is a companion volume to Peter Limbrick’s TAC for the 21st century: Nine essays on Team Around the Child.