Child Development

Decision Tree

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff 

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

The decision tree is a series of questions about the extent to which a child exhibits age-appropriate skills and behaviors in each outcome area. Responses guide the user to a specific rating category on the 7-point scale.Two version are available; the decision tree without numbers was developed for programs wishing to de-emphasize the numbers on the scale, particularly when families are directly involved in the team discussion that describes their child's level of functioning. http://projects.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/pages/outcomes.cfm#COSFormandInstructions

Using Digital Video to Enhance Quality Practices and Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Video is a powerful tool for documenting and reflecting on young children'€™s learning and development. This session explored how digital video is being used to increase the effectiveness of many activities in early intervention, preschool special education, and early care and education, including: observation, documentation, assessment, family education/support, self-reflection, reflective supervision, coaching, consultation, professional development, technical assistance, and research.

Thinking Functionally: Child Development form the Perspective of the Three Functional Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton and Donna Spiker (ECO at SRI) and Mary Beth Bruder (ECO at Univ of Connecticut)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

A look at how children use skills in a meaningful way in everyday settings and situations in order to be successful participants in their homes with their families, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in the community. Through discussion and practice, this session provided information and examples to help professionals look at how children integrate skills across domains to achieve meaningful goals in their everyday life.

Resources for Increasing Child Development Knowledge

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECO at Univ of Connecticut), Christine Giddings (Univ of Connecticut), Melinda Raab (Orlena Hawks Puckett Institute), and Beth Tolley (VA Part C)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters discussed the need for and availability of supports and resources in child development to help service providers identify children's developmental status in relation to their same age peers. Beth Tolley demonstrated the use of an on-line resource for determining the status of infant and toddler development In relation to the three child outcomes. Mary Beth Bruder, Christine Giddings, and Melinda Raab discussed the use of an on-line training course for early interventionists, including child development modules related to outcomes measurement.

Linking Practices to Promote Social, Language, and Literacy Development

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lise Fox and Carol Trivette

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) and the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL), presented on a project to build the capacity of preschool teachers to implement evidence-based social-emotional and early literacy practices during the same activity. It includes the creation of a web-based app that allows preschool teachers to find materials and ideas for promoting children's social competence and early literacy skills that match the needs of their children and the activities in their classrooms. This presentation described and demonstrated how the app is used and presented the social validity data gathered from preschool teachers who used the materials for a month.

How do you get functional information across settings and situations when providers don't see the children much?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Barb Jackson and Jan Thelan (NE Birth-5)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

In this facilitated discussion from the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes conference, presenters discussed how providers must assess child progress across the three functional outcomes. To do so, they must know how the child is functioning across situations and settings. Yet many providers have minimal contact with the children on their caseload. What are strategies for getting the information they need for outcomes measurement and reporting?

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