Early intervention services in Turkey: Perspectives of south-eastern families

BAYHAN N. P., Sipal R. F.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.54, no.6, pp.781-799, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872811404262
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.781-799
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Research addressing the delivery of early intervention programmes offers guidelines that, when followed, presumably maximize the programmes' intended benefits. In this study, the authors used a quasi-mixed, monostrand method to investigate how families of children with disabilities in southeast Turkey perceived the service delivery they were receiving. Organizing their perceptions under a framework related to the Turkish-law-mandated guidelines, the authors found that the provision of services in the region varied greatly from one professional team task to the next. Implications for the improvement of service delivery are discussed.