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. 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. A must for all infant-toddler and preschool specialists, this book will be in constant use in Early Head Start and Part C programs across the country. Professionals will keep this one-and-only guide to IGDI administration close at hand as they track progress, target interventions, and ensure measurable improvements in child outcomes.
Dr. Carta is Senior Scientist in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, Professor of Special Education, and Director of Early Childhood Research at Juniper Gardens Childrena (TM)s Project at the University of Kansas. Dr. Greenwood is the Director of the Juniper Gardens Childrena (TM)s Project and Professor of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. He is a founding author of progress monitoring measures for infants and toddlers and editor of School-Wide Prevention Models: Lessons Learned in Elementary Schools (Guilford Press, 2008). He is co-principal investigator of the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC). He has more than 100 publications in peerreviewed journals to his credit. Under his leadership, the Juniper Gardens Childrena (TM)s Project was awarded the 1996 research award of the Council for Exceptional Children for its contributions to interventions for children with special needs. He was the recipient of the 2009 Higuchi Research Achievement Award in Applied Science at the University of Kansas. Scott R. McConnell, Ph.D., is Director of Community Engagement, Center for Early Education and Development, and Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota