‘PARENT’S IN PARTNERSHIP’ Carol Cuffe Disability Manager Kildare West Wicklow. Purpose and Focus. “To work alongside families, to develop a vision of a full and inclusive life for their child and help them source the supports needed to realise this vision.”.
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Kildare West Wicklow
“To work alongside families, to develop a vision of a full and inclusive life for their child and help them source the supports needed to realise this vision.”
Best practice recognises that the family is the primary and most essential resource for the child with developmental delay and that its (i.e. the team’s) role is complementary and secondary to that of the family.
Family- centred practices recognise that families are integral to the lives of their children and that families are responsible for meeting the needs of their children but may need support in doing this. Family centred early intervention services aim to maximise the family’s capacity to meet their child’s needs.
The primary aim of the team is to support the family to mobilise its internal resources to support the development of their child and his/her inclusion within their neighbourhood and community.
“A team approach to early intervention, has long been viewed as best practise”
Area Medical Officer
Public Health Nurse
Early Years Support Worker
‘What Really matters is what happens to children in their daily lives, on a regular basis and over an extended period of time’