Abstract – Erika Tichá & Vladislav Matej

Slovakia on the way to interdepartmental cooperation in supporting families with children with disabilities in early childhood.

Matej Vladislav, PhD. – Erika Tichá, PhD

The potential of early intervention services can be used to the full potential only if interventions are connected to each other, are complementary and especially do not contradict values.

How can a parent of a child with a disability or in the rist of developmental delay feel if in the medical environment he is maneuvered into complete dependence on the doctor’s recommendation, in the special educational environment the child is “corrected” by professionals behind the closed doors of the clinic and the early intervention social service offer parents a partner relationship.

Is it possible to shift early intervention services to real interdepartmental cooperation?

What does such a process requires at the system level?