Reflective supervision and its impact on early childhood intervention

Christopher Watson, Shelley Neilsen Gatti, Megan Cox, Mary Harrison, Jill Hennes

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    24 Scopus citations


    This chapter charts the recent evolution of research focused on reflectivesupervision provided to practitioners delivering services to young children and their families through early intervention programs. The authors explore research focused on defining reflective supervision, identifying bfive essential elements or "active ingredients" of reflective supervision as ba professional development model and demonstrating the impact on practitioners. The impact studies described in this chapter have produced empirical data demonstrating an increase in reflective supervision behaviors bas a result of participation. In addition, the studies provide qualitative accounts of practitioners' experiences, conveying positive effects on intervention practice and reduction of practitioner job stress.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationEarly Childhood and Special Education
    PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)9781783504596
    StatePublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Early Education and Day Care
    ISSN (Print)0270-4021


    • Early intervention
    • Job stress
    • Professional development
    • Reflective practice
    • Reflective supervision


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