Interaction between Infants and Adults, a Necessary Means for Promoting the Development of a Child.Report as inadecuate

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This paper begins by outlining four aims of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, namely: (1) to create developmental environments which facilitate interaction between adults and children; (2) to develop adults' sensitivity for children and to increase their level of knowledge of the young child's needs; (3) to give adults the ability to provide for children's developmental needs in situations of extreme adversity; and (4) to develop the structure of institutions that serve children. After a discussion of theoretical issues relating to children's attachments and adult-child relationships, the paper examines a type of intervention program designed to facilitate caregiver-child interactions. In this intervention, caregiver-child interactions are videotaped. The videotape recordings are then viewed by the caregiver and a professional instructor or psychologist in order to improve the interactions between the caregiver and child. An example of such an intervention, implemented in Jordan and reported in 1991, is described in an appendix which analyzes the children's problems that the intervention attempted to address, lists the short- and long-term goals of the intervention as well as the steps involved in the intervention, and reports the results of the intervention. (Contains 23 references.) (MM)

Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Communication Problems, Day Care Centers, Emotional Development, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Infants, Naturalistic Observation, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Education, Videotape Recordings

Author: Backstrom, Kerstin; Palmerus, Kerstin


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