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Facilitating change in early childhood intervention by using principles from systems theory: an interventionist’s perspective
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9597-039X
2007 (English)In: South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 0038-2337, Vol. 37, no 3, 4-7 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

All interventions have one aspect in common – the pursuit of positive change, ie, moving towards a particular intervention goal. In intervention both sudden changes and long-term changes are necessary – sudden changes act as an incentive to carry on with intervention as the “effect of intervention” is quickly seen, whilst longer term changes are important for maintenance and mastery of particular skills. The purpose of this article is to explore both types of change from a systems theory perspective. Bifurcation points, stabilising central attractors (SCA) and functional and structural linkages are used to explain sudden change, whilst equifinality and self-stabilisation are explained with reference to long-term change. This article concludes by pointing to specific implications for intervention when using systems theory as the framework.

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2007. Vol. 37, no 3, 4-7 p.
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Dynamic systems theory, Early childhood intervention, General systems theory, Long-term change, Sudden change
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-8680OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-8680DiVA: diva2:216236
Available from: 2009-05-07 Created: 2009-05-07 Last updated: 2016-03-07Bibliographically approved

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