IASSIDD

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Early Intervention SIRG

Early Intervention SIRG

[As described below, we are in the process of forming a new SIRG on early intervention. If interested, please contact Mike Guralnick (mjgural@uw.edu]

Early Intervention SIRG

In 2018, plans were developed to establish a Special Interest Research Group on Early Intervention as a collaboration between the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI). The overarching goal of the Early Intervention SIRG is to provide a forum for professionals around the world to communicate about advances in the field of early intervention and to further international efforts to establish high quality early intervention programs. We encourage participation of an interdisciplinary group of professionals, including basic and clinical researchers as well as clinicians and policy-makers in leadership positions.


Mission Statement:

In 2018, plans were developed to establish a Special Interest Research Group on Early Intervention as a collaboration between the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI). The overarching goal of the Early Intervention SIRG is to provide a forum for professionals around the world to communicate about advances in the field of early intervention and to further international efforts to establish high quality early intervention programs. We encourage participation of an interdisciplinary group of professionals, including basic and clinical researchers as well as clinicians and policy-makers in leadership positions.

Guiding Principles:

The Early Intervention SIRG is guided by principles that include family-centered, evidence-based, and coordinated interdisciplinary practices and by values that promote full inclusion as well as an understanding of and respect for cultural differences. The Early Intervention SIRG also promotes efforts to establish systems of community practices that integrate developmental, intervention, and implementation science.


Activities:

Activities of the Early Intervention SIRG include participating in IASSIDD’s World Congresses as well as regional conferences, organizing workshops, disseminating current articles in conjunction with the journal Infants & Young Children (IYC) and participating in special topical issues of IYC, and promoting networking among members.

Executives:

Chair

Michael Guralnick, PhD

First Alternate

Mary Beth Bruder, PhD

Second Alternate

James Blackman, MD, MPH

Coordinating Committee:EI SIRG and ISEI

Michael Guralnick, PhD, Chair (USA)

Eva Björck-Åkesson, PhD(Sweden)

James Blackman, MD, MPH(USA)

Mary Beth Bruder, PhD(USA)

Barry Carpenter, PhD(United Kingdom)

Pilar Gutiez Cuevas, PhD(Spain)

Ibrahim Halil Diken, PhD(Turkey)

Susana Gavidia-Payne, PhD(Australia)

Climent Giné Giné, PhD(Spain)

Coral Kemp, PhD(Australia)

Elena Kozhevnikova, PhD(Russia)

Michael Lewis, PhD(USA)

Malka Margalit, PhD(Israel)

Franz Peterander, PhD(Germany)

Manfred Pretis, PhD(Austria)

Ana Maria Serrano, PhD(Portugal)

Rune Simeonsson, PhD, MSPH(USA)

Shih-Heng Sun, PhD(Taiwan)