“Best Practice Developmental Assessment of Infants and Toddlers; the Test of Time” focused on the increasing numbers of young children identified as being at risk for developmental and behavioral vulnerabilities through routine developmental surveillance and screening and what we have learned over the decades about best practice...
CT-AIMH is a member of the Infant Mental Health Alliance with Infant Mental Health Associations in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Western Australia.
With new information continually emerging about the complexity of the developing child, it is important that professionals working with infants and young children have a common grounding and understanding of the theoretical and clinical focus that guides developmental assessment.
The IDA-2 co-author Susan Vater led the MLDA design and development and the IDA-2 is the featured developmental assessment process and measure used in the MLDA. IDA-2 is also used in a range of agencies and services including B-3 Early Intervention/ Part C in many states, Early Head Start, home visiting programs, primary health care centers...
The presentation, ‘Integrating infant and toddler mental health into developmental assessment’ focused on the growing attention on increasing numbers of children identified with mental health and behavioral concerns and why integrating psychosocial and child development skills is more essential than ever to strengths- based, family- centered, developmental assessment.
Participants had the opportunity to practice scoring the Provence Profile, ask questions, and exchange information and insights. Our thanks to all who participated and contributed to our joint learning exchange and experience. We are pleased to add the State of Alaska to our learning community...
In almost every early care and education (ECE) program across the country, there are children who have experienced trauma or who will, during their early childhood, experience traumatic events. Trauma in early childhood takes many forms, including abuse or neglect, witnessing violence, and having prolonged separation from or loss of a parent. An extensive body of research has documented the negative impacts of trauma on young children’s behavior, learning, and other long-term school- and health-related outcomes.
The IDA Institute worked with the Raoul Wallenberg Children's Foundation to organize the donation of ten full Infant and Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) kits to the Flint Michigan Birth to Three special education program.
The new Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment–Second Edition (IDA-2) is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-centered assessment to identify children birth to 3 years of age who are developmentally at risk.
To be clear, what’s needed is not just education but also help for families beginning in pregnancy, to reduce the risk that children will be born with addictions and to increase the prospect that they will be raised with lots of play and conversation. (By age 4, a child of professionals has heard 30 million more words than a child on welfare.)
States with Help Me Grow networks are considering implementation of MLDA (including the IDA) as a key component of child and family services. States already implementing MLDA are Washington, Florida, Connecticut...
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