Jennifer Rosinia, IDA co-author, is an Occupational Therapist and Child Development Specialist. A master clinician and a gifted teacher, Dr. Rosinia has a special interest in the neurosciences, specifically sensory processing, the influence that stress and adverse experiences have on the developing child as well as social emotional learning and the importance of relationships. Adjunct faculty at the Erikson Institute for many years, Jennifer has also taught courses and guest lectured at several colleges and universities around the Chicago area. With a growing national reputation as a powerful speaker and consultant, Jennifer brings a healthy balance of humor, passion and expertise to all of her presentations. She is the president of Kid Links Unlimited, Incorporated a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals and kids with their optimal potential.
Dr. Foley serves as Consulting Clinical Psychologist, New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) and Clinical Director of the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC), a joint early childhood mental health training project of NYCCD, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU and the New York City Department of Mental Hygiene (DOMH). Dr. Foley is Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice, a US Department of Education funded Personnel Preparation Program at the Adelphi University Institute for parenting.
Dr. Foley has been involved with IDA from its early development. He conducted training on the "Family" during the dissemination of IDA in Connecticut and made editorial contributions to both editions including the design format of the Provence Profile protocol working closely with Dr. Provence and Joanna Erikson. He has taught the IDA process with Joanna Erikson at Bank Street College of Education and is currently teaching the IDA process as part of the curriculum of both the Graduate Program in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice and the Certificate Program in Infant Mental Health of the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting. IDA is the primary assessment process in the curriculum of both programs.
Kimberly Martini Carvell is the Executive Director of the Help Me Grow National Center which provides technical assistance and support to a network of over 25 affiliate states across the country working to build comprehensive early childhood systems. The Help Me Grow national network functions as a community of practice that supports affiliates to implement Help Me Grow systems as well as promote refinement and enhancement of the model itself, in part through the diffusion of system enhancing innovations such as Care Coordination Collaborative and Mid-Level Developmental Assessment (MLDA). The foundational assessment integrated into the MLDA is the IDA-2 and Kimberly continues to be an active IDA Institute faculty member leading IDA-2 presentations and training.
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The IDA Institute is the home of the Infant Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA-2), which considers the full range of infant and toddler development, appreciating that each domain is influenced by, and interacts continuously and dynamically with, every other domain of development. Through the IDA Institute, the IDA-2 authors offer essential training, consultation, and technical assistance.
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IDA-2 is a Best Practice assessment that measures all domains of development and aligns with the OSEP Early Childhood Outcomes and Head Start Child Outcomes