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Develop advanced measurement systems to inform and improve practice Classroom-based observation PI and
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The Pyramid Infant/Toddler Observation System (TPITOS)


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The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale: Development of an Observation Scale and Coaching Model

The Infant-Toddler Pyramid Practices is a three-tiered framework for early childhood education that includes universal teaching practices for all children, secondary practices for children at risk for challenging behavior and social-emotional delays, and intensive individualized practices for children who continue to have social-emotional delays and ongoing challenging behavior despite implementation of tiers 1 and 2. The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS) is a measure of the fidelity of teacher practices related to Tier 1 Universal Practices. This project involves: (1) development, refinement, and dissemination of the TPITOS, and its certification training procedures, (2) development of a Train the Trainers model, and (3) development of a professional development approach (group training, materials, and Practice Based Coaching) to support teachers’ implementation of infant-toddler practices known to support social-emotional development.  


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  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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