The growing prominence of ecological and social systems perspectives in the child development and family studies fields is having a significant impact on the conceptualization and delivery of early intervention services. The exclusive focus on the handicapped or developmentally delayed child is gradually giving way to a much broader focus on the family as a system. This book brings together the conceptual and empirical work of a number of scholars whose current research is at the leading edge of these shifts. Marfo's volume has an international appeal - but perhaps more significantly it affords American researchers a unique opportunity to learn more about the intervention field.
KOFI MARFO is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Kent State University. Dr. Marfo is the editor of Parent-Child Interaction and Developmental Disabilities (Preager, 1988) and Childhood Disability (Praeger, 1985).