EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH SYSTEMS

  • Development and validation of authentic assessment measures
    and systems.
  • Design and field-validation of portable, computerized authentic
    observational assessment methods on children and contexts.
  • Consultation and training on authentic, universal, and developmentally-appropriate assessment methods
  • Development of an integrated web-based data system to implement authentic program evaluation research.


  • Paul Brookes Publishing Co; developmental research and/or revisions of:
  1. SPECS for Early Childhood Intervention:   a parent-professional team decision-making format (0-6 years) based on clinical judgment (informed opinion) to guide early intervention eligibility, programming, and progress monitoring
  2. TABS (Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale):  prospsective national field-validation of the TABS screening measure
  3. Early Learning Index (ELI): development of a focused measure of early learning competencies for 3 year old children
  4. Developmental Disabilities Severity Scale (D2S2); design of a classification system to rate the severity of a child's developmental capabilities and needs for use in research as an independent variable measure to quantify severity independent of diagnosis.
  • Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood; development of research plan to field-validate the MN Work Sampling System (2009-present).
  • SPECS for the Barber National Institute (BNI), Erie, PA; collaborative design, selection, and implementation of a measurement battery and model to monitor the status and progress of children with severe developmental disabilities during intensive and individualized interventions; development of a simple and responsive database for use by program staff (2010-present)


 


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