DOT...

Developmental Monitoring Over Time



Introduction

Developmental Monitoring Over Time

The Developmental monitoring Over Time (DOT) Guide was developed to provide staff working with infants and toddlers with a means to monitor child development over time during implementation of the Family Enrichment Programís Infant and Toddler Curriculums. The DOT Guide outlines functional behaviors which can be observed during curriculum based play activities. The areas of play that correspond with the infant curriculum are mastery motivation, social play, baby games, exploratory play, book play, scribble play, communication play, music play, snack play, play with toys sensory play, and movement play. The areas of play that correspond with the toddler curriculum are mastery motivation, social play, problem solving play, pretend play, book play, scribble play, communication play, music play, snack play, block play, messy play and active play. The guide can also be utilized to set goals that encourage children to both practice current skills and learn new skills at the next level of development while they play. When there are concerns about a childís development that have been observed over time, children are referred to Child and Family Connections for an in-depth evaluation which determines the need for early intervention services.



Authors


The DOT... was developed by the ECHO Family Enrichment Program Staff

Alice Kusmierek, Ph. D., School Psychologist
Julie Balis, M.A., CCC, Speech/Language Pathologist
Diane Collier, M.A., Developmental Therapist
Kitty Cunningham, MSW, Social Worker
Jane Dwyer, M.A., Developmental Therapist
Linda Goforth, M.A., Speech/Language Pathologist
Geralyn Johnson, M.A., Developmental Therapist
Nancy Kuglin, M.A., Developmental Therapist
Veronica Woods, B.S., OTR, Occupational Therapist
Keisha Nobles, Computer Specialist

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