Looking at Developmental Parenting by Dr. Lori Roggman and Dr. Mark Innocenti

October 28, 2021
By Kindred

Parents can feel pressure to take on many therapeutic interventions when raising a child with a disability or developmental delay, but guess what? They are already doing a lot for their child’s development.

In this presentation, Dr Lori Roggman and Dr Mark Innocenti, authors of Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners, discuss what parents are getting right, and how they can find more opportunities to connect with and support their children

Dr Mark and Dr Lori were presenters at our Family Conference, hosted in partnership with Plumtree and Now & Next. The Conference brings together families of children with disabilities and their allies. The presentations aim to inspire, educate and empower families in building a good life. The conference also celebrates people with a disability who are making a difference in their community.

Dr Lori Roggmann

Dr Roggman is an emeritus professor in the department of Human Development and Family Studies[AW2] at Utah State University’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

Specialising in parenting and children’s early development, Dr. Roggman is experienced in home visiting research; combining program evaluation with new research insights; collecting observational data and training practitioners. She has created several observation methods used by researchers and practitioners.

Dr Roggman’s work includes local team principal investigator for the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, which recommended services for families with infants and toddlers.

Dr Mark Innocenti

Dr Innocenti is director of the Research and Evaluation Division at the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University.

He has over 30 years’ research experience, working with infants, young children at-risk and with disabilities and their families in communities.

Dr Innocenti’s projects include studies on the effects and costs of early intervention. His recent work focuses on the development of assessment measures and curriculum, home visiting, and preschool intervention that lead to future mainstream education for children with disabilities and delay.


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