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Understanding Early Support and Key Working training

Understanding Early Support and Key Working training through the voices of trainers, providers and families

This research, conducted in 2012-13, was supported by Early Support and aimed to understand the initial impact of Early Support and Key Working (ES&KW) training on different providers. It involved, throughout its different stages, 86 participants, including ES&KW trainers, training participants and families they work with. The research methodology was built upon the research aims, namely to understand the trainers’ and participants’ perspectives about ES&KW training (contents, processes, delivery) and also its concrete impact on working with other professionals and with children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

The Final Report is available here(PDF Document)

The ES&KW training research is part of a wider post-doctoral investigation, financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, which aims to establish Recommended Practices for training and professional development in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. The first part of the investigation is currently being carried out in the UK (2013), with CEDAR as the host institution. From January 2014 on, the study will continue in Portugal.