Fidelity of Implementation in Assessment of Infants and Toddlers

Evaluating Developmental Milestones and Outcomes

  • Angela Stone-MacDonald
  • Lianna Pizzo
  • Noah Feldman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 1-14
  3. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 15-28
  4. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 29-45
  5. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 47-61
  6. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 63-86
  7. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 87-106
  8. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 135-148
  9. Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    Pages 149-155
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-177

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the challenges in developmental assessment of infants and toddlers and provides best practices for implementing standardized assessments in early intervention settings. It starts with an overview of standardized assessment practices and discusses how specific tools can be used in early intervention for different purposes (e.g., eligibility for services). The book explains the importance of the Fidelity of Implementation of Assessment (FOI-A) approach in creating standardized assessment for infants and toddlers. Chapters provide a checklist-based framework for FOI-A, with details on technological supports for test administration and data collection as well as training and supervision models. In addition, chapters discuss ways of engaging families, gaining their trust, and including them in their children’s educational planning.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • The Battelle Development Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-2) and its use in the assessment of young children.            
  • Using checklists to improve fidelity of implementation for standardized assessments.
  • Using checklists to support early intervention directors and teams.
  • How to provide feedback to early interventionists and other professionals on FOI-A.
  • Recommendations to improve FOI-A.

Fidelity of Implementation in Assessment of Infants and Toddlers is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in varied fields including child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, behavioral therapy, infant and early childhood development, and early education and care.

Keywords

Assessment and intervention of infants and toddlers Assessments in early intervention settings Battelle Developmental Inventory - Second Edition (BDI-2) Checklists and early childhood assessment Cultural sensitivity and early assessment Developmental assessment of infants and toddlers Early intervention for infants and toddlers Early intervention for developmental delays Early intervention for young children with disabilities Fidelity of implementation in assessment Fidelity of implementation in intervention Individual Education Plans (IEPs) Individual Family Education Plans (IFSPs) Infant and toddler assessment and intervention Intervention implementation and evaluation Linguistically responsive assessment for infants and toddlers School-based assessment of young children Special education of young children Standardized assessment practices for infants and toddlers Young children’s educational access

Authors and affiliations

  • Angela Stone-MacDonald
    • 1
  • Lianna Pizzo
    • 2
  • Noah Feldman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Early InterventionMassachusetts Department of Public HealthBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74618-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74617-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74618-0
  • About this book
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