Secure attachment is beneficial to the development of all children. Children with a disability or developmental delay are significantly less likely to develop a secure attachment. Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) professionals have the opportunity to support the development of secure attachment between the children they are working with and their parents or caregivers but most have not learnt about this in their undergraduate training.

The presenter has undertaken mixed methods research to explore how ECI professionals can improve the attachment security of the children they work with and will share her findings in this interactive workshop.

Bridget O'Connor