Is it possible to improve early childhood development with a video-feedback intervention directed at the mother-father-child triad?

Submitted: July 30, 2018
Accepted: March 25, 2019
Published: July 30, 2019
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Relationships with primary caregivers provide the context for early childhood development, and evaluating those relationships during the early years can detect difficulties that may influence future mental health. Video feedback is a valuable intervention tool in early childhood, both for family relationships and child development. An intervention was implemented using this technique, focused on mother-father-child triads that were experiencing difficulties in social-emotional development. Participants were 80 mother-fatherinfant triads (experimental group, EG=40, control group, CG=40), with children between 1 and 3 years old. Socio-emotional difficulties decreased significantly in the children who received the intervention (Wilks λ=0.930, F (1, 78)=5.907; P=.017). There was also an increase in psychomotor development in communication (Wilks λ=0.948, F (1, 78) =4.284; P=.042) and fine motor skills (Wilks λ=0.875, F (1, 78)=11.185; P=.001) in children in the EG compared with children in the CG.

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This work was supported by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica), Chile; the Fondecyt Initiation Project No. 11140230; the Innovation Fund for Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism (Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo); and finally, the Millennium Institute for Research on Depression and Personality, MIDAP (Instituto Milenio para la Investigación en Depresión y Personalidad), Project IS130005.

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Olhaberry, M., León, M. J., Sieverson, C., Escobar, M., Iribarren, D., Morales-Reyes, I., Mena, C., & Leyton, F. (2019). Is it possible to improve early childhood development with a video-feedback intervention directed at the mother-father-child triad?. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 22(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2019.324

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