How to implement the family-centered model in early intervention.

  • Mariona Dalmau-Montala Facultat de Psicologia, Ciencies de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull. Barcelona.
  • Anna Balcells-Balcells Facultat de Psicologia, Ciencies de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull. Barcelona
  • Climent Giné Giné Facultat de Psicologia, Ciencies de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull. Barcelona
  • Margarita Cañadas Pérez Facultad de Psicología, Magisterio y Ciencias de la Educación. Universidad Católica de Valencia.
  • Olga Casas Masjoan Centro de Desarrollo Infantil y Atención Temprana de la Fundación Ramon Noguera. Girona.
  • Yolanda Salat Cuscó Centro de Desarrollo Infantil y Atención Temprana de la Fundación L’Espiga. Vilafranca del Penedès
  • Verónica Ferré Cruz Centro de Desarrollo Infantil y Atención Temprana de la Fundación L’Espiga. El Vendrell.
  • Núria Calaf Montserrat Centro de Desarrollo Infantil y Atención Temprana de la Fundación L’Espiga. El Vendrell.
Keywords: early intervention, family-centered model, children with disabilities, children with developmental disabilities.


From the results of a research aimed at improving the quality of life of families with a child with intellectual disability, the purpose of this paper is to provide a methodology for the implementation of the family-centered model in early childhood intervention centers in our country. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of the collected data allow us to systematize the steps or stages that would be necessary to provide professionals and families in early intervention centers with useful tools to empower the families and to enhance the children’s development. This article represents another step further from the proposals made by other researchers in other countries with different traditions and culture in the field of early intervention, and intends to reflect the characteristics of our country in terms of the history and the path of early intervention in recent decades.


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How to Cite
Dalmau-Montala, M., Balcells-Balcells, A., Giné Giné, C., Cañadas Pérez, M., Casas Masjoan, O., Salat Cuscó, Y., Ferré Cruz, V., & Calaf Montserrat, N. (2017). How to implement the family-centered model in early intervention. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 33(3), 641-651.
Developmental and Educational Psychology