Training/Professional Development

Understanding Child Development is Key to Quality Child Outcomes Measurement and to Planning Services

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jennifer Kaufman and Grace Kelly

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, presenters shared how key resources-presentations, videos, early learning guidelines, milestones documents, and training activities-can be used to help practitioners understand child development and functional outcomes for young children birth through five years.

Training and TA on Child Outcomes Measurement: Beyond the Face-to-Face!

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Chvojicek, Chelsea Guillen, David Lindeman, and Regina (Mel) Woodcock 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Panelists discussed how their training and TA delivery has evolved over the past decade to address outcomes measurements as well as program improvement. The panel also described how training on child outcomes fits with the bigger professional development system in their states, as well as strategies they use to make sure it meets its mark in terms of audience and learning objectives.

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.

Supporting Child and Family Outcomes Efforts through Technology

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder, Larry Edleman, Melinda Raab, and Alice Ridgeway

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session explored a variety of ways that technology is being used to provide professional development, build local capacity, enhance valid measurement of the child and family outcomes, and promote data quality to support states' work on child and family outcomes. The presenters illustrated the uses of a range of technological strategies including rapid elearning, digital video, web site design, and online courses.

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.

Promoting Family Outcomes in Early Intervention

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Don Bailey (ECO at RTI), Chase Bolds (GA Part C), Melissa Raspa (ECO at RTI), and Dathan Rush and M'Lisa Shelden (Family, Infant and Preschool Program NC)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session discussed ways to improve family outcomes in early intervention through the use of family-centered practices. Presenters provided an overview of the ways family-centered practices affect family outcomes, discussed ways to incorporate family-centered practices into different points of a family's journey through early intervention (e.g., referral, assessment, IFSP planning), and provided examples of types of technical assistance and training activities, both system- and practitioner-level, that can lead to better outcomes for families.

Outcomes Measurement from a Family Perspective

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Maureen Casey Waid

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. A look at outcomes measuring from a family's perspective. Input on challenges, rewards, and tips for interventionists to guide the family and create a better working relationship.

Orientation to Child and Family Outcomes for New Part C or Section 619 Personnel

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI) and Lynne Kahn (NECTAC and ECO at UNC/FPG)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

For persons who have recently joined outcomes efforts and may need the basics in order to make the most of conference participation. The session included an overview to the SPP/APR outcomes indicators and measurement options.

On-line Training Strategies to Support Outcomes Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ted Burke (IL Part C), Larry Edelman (JFK Partners CO), and Richard Sanders (WA Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters demonstrated the technology they are using for outcomes measurement training. They shared experiences and perspectives on how best to build technology into training, the benefits of doing so, and under what circumstances technology is NOT the best strategy for training personnel.

Knowing What They Know: Procedures for Verifying the Skills of our Data Reporters

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder, Pam Miller, and Nan Vendegna

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Colorado and Maryland talked about their experiences planning and implementing procedures for verifying provider knowledge of the measurement process. The ECO Center also reported on progress toward developing a certification process for the COS.

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