Building upon this research has been work reporting results of a randomized control trial investigating an online system supporting screening for children at risk for language delay, which supports home visitors’ and parents’ use of the Promoting Communication Strategies Intervention in conjunction with progress monitoring using the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) using an Response to Intervention (RTI) decision-making technology application. Children whose home visitors used this system (including the language promoting strategies) had significantly better language trajectories than a comparison group (Buzhardt, Greenwood, Walker, Anderson, Howard & Carta, 2011).
Buzhardt, J., Greenwood, C., Walker, D., Carta, J., Terry, B., & Garrett, M. (2010). A web-based tool to support data-based early intervention decision making. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29, 201-213.
Buzhardt, J., Greenwood, C., Walker, D., Anderson, R., Howard, W., & Carta, J. (2011). Effects of Web-Based Support on Early Head Start Home Visitors’ Use of Evidence-Based Intervention Decision Making and Growth in Children’s Expressive Communication. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 13(3), 121-146.
Buzhardt, J., Walker, D., Greenwood, C., & Carta, J. (2011). A Study of an Online Tool to Support Evidence-Based Practices with Infants and Toddlers. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 14(3), 151-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15240754.2011.590243