Early interventionists’ perceptions of supporting families experiencing poverty

Catherine Corr, Rosa Milagros Santos, Susan A. Fowler, Christine Spence, Anna Skubel

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A mixed methods design was used to facilitate an understanding of what early interventionists (EIs) experience when working with families living in poverty. EIs working in a large urban area (n = 306) completed an online survey and participated in a follow-up focus group (n = 7). EIs reported that logistical challenges and family/EIs stressors (e.g. domestic violence, personal safety concerns) impacted and often interrupted EI service delivery to families living in poverty. Implications for policy and professional development are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2093-2105
Number of pages13
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2020


  • Poverty
  • disability
  • early intervention
  • mixed methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics


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