Dr. Lori Roggman and Marc Innocenti, authors of the PICCOLO and HOVRS, presented a workshop at the January 2014 Early Years Conference in Vancouver, B.C. Their research, based on the model of Developmental Parenting, provides a framework for practitioners working in early intervention – it is a research based approach to home visiting that emphasizes practices necessary to build capacity. Learn more through the links below:
In their January 2014 workshop, Dr. Lori Roggman made a couple of statements that really stuck with us:
Modelling has been a mainstay of practice with families and child care programs. What practices should be used in its place? Take a look at the HOVRS – reflect on the extent to which you use the various practices it suggests. Pay attention to when you use modelling – under what conditions do you do so? Is there a pattern (e.g. certain conditions lead you to use modelling)? Thinking about the practices in the HOVRS, what could you replace it with?