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Dr. Lori A. 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. Dr. Gina A. Cook is Research Scientist at the Center for Persons with Disabilities and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University. 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 has worked on the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project and has extensive experience as a program evaluator. She has been a Head Start teaching coach and an early intervention home visitor trainer. Dr. Mark S. 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 recognises 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. Vonda Jump 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.

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"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."--David Bedford"MSW, Program Planning Manager, University of New Mexico Center for Development & Disability" (06/03/2013) "Fills a critical need for an easy-to-administer and easy-to-score measure of parenting that requires minimal training to administer. It is invaluable for all early childhood programs that aim to improve the parent-child relationship."--Rachel Chazan Cohen, Ph.D."Associate Professor, George Mason University" (06/03/2013) 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" a oeA 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

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