Using IGDI's: Monitoring Progress and Improving Intervention for Infants and Young Children

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As more and more early childhood programs implement response to intervention, the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) will be the tool of choice for fast, reliable, and ongoing progress monitoring. That's why every program needs this book, the only quick guide to conducting the popular IGDIs accurately and efficiently. Bringing complete information on the IGDIs together in one convenient, expertly organized volume, this book gives early childhood professionals specific, in-depth guidance on ...

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Overview

As more and more early childhood programs implement response to intervention, the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) will be the tool of choice for fast, reliable, and ongoing progress monitoring. That's why every program needs this book, the only quick guide to conducting the popular IGDIs accurately and efficiently. Bringing complete information on the IGDIs together in one convenient, expertly organized volume, this book gives early childhood professionals specific, in-depth guidance on understanding and using all five of the IGDI tools: communication, cognitive problem solving, early movement, social development, and parent child interaction. With this comprehensive manual, readers will be able to administer semistructured, play-based IGDI sessions with all young children, including children with special needs or those who have English as a second language easily work the IGDIs into existing programs and intervention formats score the IGDIs accurately with clear instructions and examples of filled-in forms interpret results to inform intervention and quickly determine when adjustments need to be made use the IGDI online data services system to enter IGDI scores and obtain total scores and slope scores for individual children or groups (see www.igdi.ku.edu for information and pricing) learn how the IGDIs align with AERA Educational Testing Standards, Progress Monitoring Measurement Standards, and DEC Recommended Assessment Practices get detailed technical data on validity and reliability This book also helps early childhood professionals deepen their knowledge of child development in each of the five critical areas the IGDIs cover. They'll get concise, research-based summaries of what we know about how children develop skills in each area, how those skills affect broader child outcomes, and how the IGDI tools were custom-developed to screen each area effectively and detect small increments of progress.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary McLean

"The definitive and comprehensive source of information on the IGDIs . . . a hugely important contribution to the field."

Professor and David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida - Patricia Snyder

"An excellent resource that addresses a pressing need in early childhood assessment . . . This user-friendly text presents the conceptual and technical basis for the IGDIs along with step-by-step guidance about their use."

Head Start Program Specialist - Mary Weathers

"A parent friendly and easy to understand measurement tool . . . the web based reports provide easy access for progress monitoring at a local or state level."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598570656
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Carta is Senior Scientist in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, Professorof Special Education, and Director of Early Childhood Research at JuniperGardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Greenwood is the Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project and Professorof Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. He is a foundingauthor of progress monitoring measures for infants and toddlers and editor ofSchool-Wide Prevention Models: Lessons Learned in Elementary Schools (GuilfordPress, 2008). He is co-principal investigator of the Center for Response to Interventionin Early Childhood (CRTIEC). He has more than 100 publications in peerreviewedjournals to his credit. Under his leadership, the Juniper Gardens Children’sProject was awarded the 1996 research award of the Council for ExceptionalChildren for its contributions to interventions for children with special needs. Hewas the recipient of the 2009 Higuchi Research Achievement Award in Applied Scienceat the University of Kansas.

Scott R. McConnell, Ph.D., is Director of Community Engagement, Center for EarlyEducation and Development, and Professor, Department of Educational Psychology,University of Minnesota

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Table of Contents

About the Authors

About the Contributors

Acknowledgments

I What Are IGDIs and Why Are They Needed?

1 Background and Overview of IGDIs Charles Greenwood Greenwood, Charles 3

2 Conceptual Background Judith J. Carta Carta, Judith J. 9

3 IGDI Administration: Coding, Scoring, and Graphing Jay Buzhardt Buzhardt, Jay 23

II IGDIs for Infants and Toddlers

4 The Communication IGDI: Early Communication Indicator (ECI) Judith J. Carta Carta, Judith J. 39

5 The Cognitive Problem-Solving IGDI: Early Problem-Solving Indicator (EPSI) Charles Greenwood Greenwood, Charles 57

6 The Early Movement IGDI: Early Movement Indicator (EMI) Judith J. Carta Carta, Judith J. 75

7 The Social IGDI: Early Social Indicator (ESI) Charles Greenwood Greenwood, Charles 91

8 The Indicator of Parent-Child Intereaction (IPCI) Judith J. Carta Carta, Judith J. 109

9 Web-Based Support for Decision Making Using IGDIs Dale Walker Walker, Dale 127

III Technical Information

10 General Guidelines for IGDI Training and Certification Dale Walker Walker, Dale 145

11 Development and Validation of IGDIs Dale Walker Walker, Dale 159

IV Other Applications for IGDIs

12 Early Literacy and Language IGDIs for Preschool-Age Children Scott McConnell McConnell, Scott 181

13 New Applications and Considerations Charles Greenwood Greenwood, Charles 203

References 209

Appendix Web Site Resources and Support 223

Index 237

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