At the Cutting Edge of Early Child and Family Support
Videos for 2023
These Interconnections videos deal with separate aspects of support for babies and pre-school children who have significant challenges to their development and learning. They are designed to be relevant to practitioners, parents, academics and students in any country.
Each costs £10. If you wish, you can pay by PayPal here. Please then send an e-mail to say which video you want. (Let us know if you want to pay in another way.)
We will send you a link to the video you have chosen. You are welcome to share the video with practitioners and parents you work with. You are asked not to share the videos beyond that.
1. ‘An organic approach to early child and family support’ describes an approach to young children and their families that is entirely natural and respectful to children, parents and practitioners. 17 minutes.
2. ‘The magic of the transdisciplinary triangle’ describes an ideal structure for the close interactions between practitioner, parent and child. 13 minutes.
3. 'How the academic world is failing all of us in early child and family support'. Universities and colleges do not train practitioners for multiagency and transdisciplinary teamwork. The video discusses the effects of this on children, families and practitioners. 13 minutes.
4. 'Do we need therapy in early child and family support?' This 13-minute video questions what therapy is and what paediatric therapists do to support children and parents. It suggests the answer is 'no'.
5. How paediatric therapy can disrupt attachment and inclusion
This 15-minute video describes six negative consequences when babies and pre-school children have regular visits for therapy to hospital outpatient departments, clinics and medical centres. These visits are detrimental to child and family quality of life.
Interconnections videos coming soon
- In educational terms, a baby or infant cannot have multiple disabilities
- Continuing early child and family support in austerity
- Why we are all doing only half the job in family support
- Families of children who have very special needs as an oppressed minority group
- Quality of life as a major factor in early child and family support