Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS™) for Infant-Toddler Classrooms, Research Edition
Author: Bigelow Ph.D, Kathryn M.
Brand: Brookes Publishing
Number Of Pages: 28
Release Date: 28-09-2018
Details: Product Description Available in packs of 5, these are the 28-page forms needed to conduct the Teaching Pyramid Infant–Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS™) for Infantâ€“Toddler Classrooms observational assessment. A child's early teachers and caregivers play a vital role in supporting social-emotional development—and that's why more and more center-based infant and toddler programs are adopting the evidence-based Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. If your program is one of them, TPITOS™ is the essential tool you need to ensure that infant–toddler teachers are using the Pyramid Model practices with fidelity. Modeled after the , TPITOS is for early childhood settings caring for infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age. Focusing on teacher practices and classroom environment variables, TPITOS measures how well your program's staff is fostering responsive, nurturing relationships with children and promoting strong social-emotional development in their earliest years. How It Works A trained TPITOS administrator conducts a 2-hour classroom observation, followed by an interview with the teacher being observed. The observer completes three types of items: 1) Observational Items (practices and environmental factors noted during the observation), 2) Interview Items (practices scored based on the teacherâ€™s responses during the interview), and 3) Red Flags (practices that are not consistent with the Pyramid Model). Results of TPITOS show your program which Pyramid Model practices are being implemented effectively—and what teachers need to focus on to ensure positive social-emotional outcomes for infants and toddlers. TPITOS helps programs: Ensure effective implementation of the proven PBIS-based Pyramid Model Support professional development efforts in center-based infant–toddler settings Strengthen the practices of individual teachers or caregivers, classroom teams, and entire programs Monitor the success of quality improvement initiatives Build a foundation for social-emotional competence in the critical first years of life Review "An innovative and invaluable tool for teachers in infant–toddler settings to create a warm and responsive classroom environment and to improve children's social-emotional skills. The Observation Scale provides a blueprint with specific strategies and suggestions for making a positive, predictable learning environment for our youngest children." -- Jane Squires, Ph.D. About the Author Kathryn Bigelow, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project in the Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse children and families experiencing multiple risks. Specifically, her work has addressed early childhood language and social-emotional development and the translation of evidence-based interventions for parents, care providers, home visitors, and early intervention providers within both center-based and home-based early childhood education programs. Dr. Bigelow's work in these areas maintains an emphasis on implementation fidelity, and how technology can promote engagement and enhance the implementation of evidence-based intervention. She has been the PI or Co-PI on projects focusing on child language promotion, and on parent engagement in home visiting. Currently, she directs, with Drs. Carta, Irvin, and Hemmeter, an Institute of Education Sciences-funded (IES) research project focused on developing the Infant-Toddler Pyramid Model, a three-tiered model to promote social-emotional outcomes for infants and toddlers, based on the TPITOS. Judith J. Carta, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist in the Institute for Life Span Studies, Professor of Special Education, and the Interim Director of the Juniper Gardens Children's Project at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on developing strategies
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