A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners
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Developmental Parenting by Lori A. Roggman
Book DescriptionWhen parents are warm, responsive, encouraging, and communicative - the key elements of developmental parenting - they lay the foundation for young children's school readiness, social competence, and mental health. That's why every early childhood professional needs this comprehensive, practical guide to building a developmental parenting program for the families they serve. Unlike other approaches that limit parents to a 'student' role, the proven, the parenting-focused model in this book shows home visitors how to put parents and other caregivers confidently in charge of guiding and supporting their young children's development.This work helps home visitors and other early childhood professionals to learn the ABCs of facilitating developmental parenting: Attitudes - be responsive, supportive, flexible, and culturally sensitive while looking for the family's strengths and building on them; Behaviors - actively encourage positive parent-child interaction, support developmental parenting behaviors, establish a collaborative partnership with parents, use family activities as learning opportunities, and involve other family members; and, Content - provide parents with clear and relevant information on child development, determine the best curricula for selecting and adapting parent-child activities, and learn to use assessments skillfully to evaluate child progress and parenting behaviors. This how-to guidebook includes all the support early childhood professionals need to facilitate developmental parenting effectively. Program directors will get step-by-step guidance on supervising and evaluating the program, and professionals who work directly with parents will get easy-to-implement strategies, case studies of successful interactions, and tips and advice from other practitioners. With this research-based and reader-friendly book, early childhood professionals will learn to put parents in charge of guiding their child's development - resulting in strong parent-child bonds, healthy families, and improved school readiness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557669766
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lori A. Roggman
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Where are parents' skills the strongest - and how can they be encouraged to better support young children's cognitive, social, and language development? Home visitors can find out in minutes with PICCOLO, the quick, reliable observational tool designed to assess and monitor the quality of parent-child interactions.
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Author Biography - Lori A. Roggman
Dr. Roggman is Professor in the Department of Family, Consumer, &Human Development at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University. Dr. Roggman's research focuses on parenting and children's early development. She has extensive experience in home visiting research, integrating theory-based inquiry with program evaluation, and training practitioners. She is a strong methodologist with expertise in observational data collection and longitudinal analysis and has authored several observation instruments used extensively by researchers and practitioners. She was principal investigator of a local research team for the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. Dr. Innocenti is Director of the Research and Evaluation Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University. Dr. Innocenti has over 30 years of experience working with infants and young children at-risk and with disabilities and their families in multiple research and model demonstration projects. Using an interdisciplinary model that recognizes the contribution of different disciplines and stakeholders, his research is conducted in and for communities. Recent projects focus on assessment and curriculum, home visiting effectiveness, and preschool intervention to prevent later special education.
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