Through the IDA Institute, the IDA-2 authors offer essential training, consultation, and technical assistance.
The IDA-2 measures all domains of child development and is a best practice measure.

Sally Provence M.D. (1917-1993)

One of the original authors of the Infant Toddler Developmental Assessment, Sally Provence created the Provence Developmental Profile.

Sally Provence M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale School of Medicine, was a Founding Member of Zero To Three. Sally was infinitely wise about young children and was a powerful influence on all her colleagues and students including the other IDA authors.  Her work is reflected throughout the IDA and the Provence Developmental Profile is an important part of her legacy.

 

 

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Joanna Erikson M.P.H.

Joanna Erikson, M.P.H., is a specialist on public policy and child development with a focus on children with developmental disabilities.

Joanna Erikson, M.P.H., is a specialist on public policy and child development with a focus on children with developmental disabilities.  She was a Lecturer at the Child Study Center, Yale University and worked closely with Sally Provence on the development of IDA.  Joanna was a consultant to state and local programs including the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Department of Education to develop systems to identify young children with special needs, a major focus of IDA.  As program director of IDA, she coordinated the planning, field testing, evaluation studies and dissemination of the program.  As editor of the IDA Study Guide she worked with colleagues from many disciplines to develop the curriculum for the education program. The IDA Study Guide is designed to be used along with the Administration Manual to learn the assessment process and as a course syllabus.

The IDA-2 Authors

Susan Vater Ed.M.

Susan Vater is one of the original authors of the IDA and currently teaches the IDA-2 to professionals working in the child development field.

Kyle Pruett M.D.

Dr. Pruett is an internationally known expert and forensic consultant on child, parental and family development.

“From the outset, IDA has been a team effort.  Countless colleagues have made important contributions to its development--the original task-force members, the first faculty who struggled with content and process, and the practitioners who tested it in the "real world".

 

-Joanna Erikson

 

New Visions for the Developmental Assessment of Young Children.

Meisels, Samuel J., and Fenichel, Emily. 1997

 

 

Susan Vater Ed.M., is a policy, planning, and program development specialist with expertise in clinical early childhood development, interagency collaboration, and systems design. She has developed and managed programs in Maternal and Child Health and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for the City of Hartford, State of Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund, and the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI). She serves as President of the CT Association of Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) and recently led the initiative to design and implement the Mid-level Developmental Assessment (MLDA) model at Hartford Connecticut’s Village for Families and Children in collaboration with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/ Office for Community Child Health and the Child Health and Development Institute.

Jennifer Rosinia Ph.D., OTR/L

Dr. Rosinia has a special interest in the neurosciences, specifically sensory processing.

Kyle D. Pruett, MD, Past President of the ZERO TO THREE Board of Directors and Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, is author of over a hundred publications, co-author of the Infant Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA-2), international lecturer, media consultant and pioneering researcher on developmental impact of positive paternal engagement on young children. Dr. Pruett is an internationally known expert and forensic consultant on child, parental and family development, children’s mental health, creativity, and the effects of media, trauma, and divorce on children. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Teaching Award at the Yale Child Study Center.

Saro Palmeri M.D.

Dr. Palmeri is a physician trained in Pediatrics, and in Clinical Child Development at the Yale Child Study Center.

Jennifer Rosinia 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. Palmeri is a physician trained in Pediatrics, and in Clinical Child Development at the Yale Child Study Center. Now retired, he was State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Child Development Program Director for many years. He worked closely with Sally Provence at the Yale Child Study Center where he was Assistant Clinical Professor. He writes in the field of Clinical Child Development and contributed to a major work in Early Identification.

Who We Are

 

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.

The IDA-2 Authors

 

  • Sally Provence M.D.
  • Joanna Erikson MPH
  • Susan Vater Ed. M.
  • Kyle Pruett M.D.
  • Jennifer Rosinia Ph.D., OTR/L
  • Saro Palmeri M.D.

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