Abstract – Ana Validžić Požgaj, Snježana Seitz

Development of transdisciplinary approach – where are we now?

Ana Validžić Požgaj

Snježana Seitz

According to literature and numerous studies and system perspectives,  transdisciplinarity is emphasized as an ideal to strive for. Mali dom continuously collaborates with experts from various disciplines, starting with the neonatal units. Early intervention program at Day care centre Mali dom Zagreb  programs determine eligibility through an evaluation conducted by a transdisciplinary team based on informed clinical opinion and utilizing an approved developmental inventory tool. There are three categories of eligibility: 1. Infants and Toddlers with an Established Condition or Conditions,   2. Infants and Toddlers with Established Developmental Delay or Delays in two or more developmental domains, 3. Infants and Toddlers at Risk for Developmental Delay(s).

Since no one discipline is more effective than another in providing early intervention services, particularly for children younger than 1 year of age, this cross discipline work ensures that all are working on the same comprehensive outcomes and strategies and so they are more likely to be realized. But how truly can we claim to follow the principles of transdisciplinarity. How effective is this approach and what are the weak points and challenges?