Resource Approach in Psychological and Pedagogical Research and Practice of Helping the Family of a Child with Disabilities

Original article

DOI: 10.15293/1812-9463.2304.03


Yuliya A. Razenkova

Institute of Special Education, Moscow, Russia

Olesya V. Yugova

Moscow City Pedagogical University; Institute of Special Education, Moscow, Russia


AbstractThe article presents the theoretical justification of the resource approach to psychological and pedagogical assistance to family raising child with disabilities, its origins and ideas. The resource approach is indicated as opposed to the deficit approach, the focus of which is shifted towards problems and shortcomings in the development of the child and family life that need to be eliminated. The resource approach is focused on taking into account, strengthening and intensifying the potential capabilities of the family, as well as searching for and attracting other, including external, environmental resources. The advantage and possibilities of resource approach to helping the family of child with disabilities are emphasized. The article reveals the concept of resources and ideas about individual and family resources on the part of domestic and foreign researchers in the field of general and special pedagogy and psychology. It is shown how the appearance of child with various developmental disorders affects the resource state of the family and emphasizes the special importance of studying and activating the resource capabilities of the family of “special” child in the practice of psychological and pedagogical support.

Keywordsresources, resource approach, children with disabilities, family assistance, psychological and pedagogical support.

For Citation: Razenkova Yu. A., Yugova O. V. Resource Approach in Psychological and Pedagogical Research and Practice of Helping the Family of a Child with Disabilities. Journal of Pedagogical Innovations, 2023, no. 4 (72), pp. 38–49. (In Russ.) DOI:



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Information about the Authors

Yuliya A. Razenkova – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Complex Research in the field of Early Care, Professor of the Department of Special Psychology and Correctional Pedagogy, Institute of Correctional Pedagogy, Moscow, Russia,,

Olesya V. Yugova – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor; Associate Professor of the Department of Logopedics, Moscow City Pedagogical University; Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Integrated Research in the field of Early Care, Institute of Special Education, Moscow, Russia,,


Authorsʼ contribution: Authors have all made an equivalent contribution to preparing the article for publication.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Received: 18.08.2023; approved after peer review: 18.10.2023; accepted for publication: 02.11.2023.