The Piccolo Training DVD: Implementation and Scoring

The Piccolo Training DVD: Implementation and Scoring

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By (author) Vonda Norman, By (author) Lori Roggman, By (author) Mark Innocenti, By (author) Gina Cook, By (author) Katie Christiansen, Contributions by Katie Christiansen

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  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
  • Format: DVD video
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 180mm x 15mm | 83g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore
  • ISBN 10: 1598573047
  • ISBN 13: 9781598573046
  • Edition statement: P> ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,415,938

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Essential for programs using the PICCOLO(TM), this training DVD includes a 64-minute narrated presentation and 14 invaluable DVD clips of parent-child interactions to help users practice observing and scoring.The introductory presentation explains the 4 PICCOLO domains (Affection, Responsiveness, Encouragement, and Teaching), describes how each domain is important for child development, and walks the viewer through each of the 29 items on the tool. Viewers also learn which types of activities work best for observations, how to talk to a family about the observation, guidelines for video recording, and how to use results to help plan home visits.The DVD includes 11 clips of English-speaking families--4 1-minute clips, 4 5-minute clips, 3 10-minute clips. Three clips of Spanish-speaking families (1 1-minute clip, 1 5-minute clip, and 1 10-minute clip) are also provided. Programs can use these clips in staff training to ensure reliable use of the PICCOLO. A scoring key for each clip with rationale is inclued in the PICCOLO User's Guide.This DVD is part of the PICCOLO, a quick and reliable observation tool for measuring parent-child interactions. Learn more about the PICCOLO.View our recorded webinar: "How PICCOLOa cents Can Help You Work More Effectively with Parents of Young Children" presented by Lori Roggman."

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Dr. Christiansen is PICCOLO researcher and site coordinator for the Early Head Start (EHS) research and evaluation project in the Department of Family, Consumer, & Human Development at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University. Dr. Christiansen has worked on several projects as a home visitor trainer. She has extensive experience in child assessment, video observation, preschool evaluation, and teacher evaluation. She is particularly interested in children's language development and reading acquisition. She worked as an assessor examining reading scores of Native American children. She used early PICCOLO data to study parenting interactions in a Spanish-speaking population in relation to child development. Dr. Cook is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Child Development in the College of Science, California State University Stanislaus. Dr. Cook's work focuses on longitudinal developmental processes and supportive environments in homes, centers, and preschools related to children's school readiness, especially for groups at risk due to income level or disability. She worked on the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project and PICCOLO project at Utah State University and has extensive experience as a program evaluator. She has been a Head Start teaching coach and an early intervention home visitor trainer. 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. Dr. Norman is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University. Dr. Jump's research focuses on promoting optimal development of children experiencing high levels of stress, whether it be due to orphanage environments, poverty, or adverse life events. She is an engaging trainer who focuses on how empirical research applies to real-life situations for staff, teachers, home visitors, and parents. She is a Co-Investigator on the Cache County, Utah, National Children's Study, and actively collaborates with international partners to improve early development of young children. 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.

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a A tool that is useful not only for observation, but also a wonderful way to engage parents that encourages their confidence and competence as parents.a --David Bedford"