The potential of psychodrama in early intervention – a case study

Wydział Etnologii i Nauk o Edukacji w Cieszynie, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Cieszyn, Polska
Adres do korespondencji: Dorota Prysak, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Wydział Etnologii i Nauk o Edukacji w Cieszynie, ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, e-mail:

Psychiatr Psychol Klin 2016, 16 (4), p. 284–287
DOI: 10.15557/PiPK.2016.0039
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Early intervention becomes an increasingly common subject of interdisciplinary considerations related to child care from the first moments of life. The earlier action is taken against the risk of child’s disability, the greater the possibility of success in defeating it. One of the main goals of early intervention is to detect the earliest threats to child’s development. The present study draws attention to the circumstances hindering proper development based on a case study. There are many methods that prove to be useful in the daily practice of a special educator. However, psychodrama provides the opportunity to capture the moment when preventive measures should be introduced. The expertise of a special educator combined with psychodrama enables an insight into the child’s future and allows to plan actions that will best support the child’s development. Only very early support of a child at risk of disability and their family, with a particular focus on the parents, will enable normal development of the child in all spheres.

Słowa kluczowe: early intervention, psychodrama, support, special educator, family