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Glisson, Laura; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2019
This study designed and evaluated the efficacy of a manualised programme for children in mainstream school with delays in narrative discourse. Efficacy was evaluated using a Phase 1 non-randomised single-subject across multiple-baselines design. The programme was delivered by a speech pathologist with 11 mainstream children aged 5;0-5;11 years, in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Mainstreaming
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Bustamante, Andres S.; Hindman, Annemarie H. – Early Education and Development, 2019
This study used the FACES 2009 dataset to examine the possibility of an indirect effect of classroom quality on academic school readiness through teacher-rated approaches to learning in a large nationally representative sample of children served by Head Start. Research Findings: Classroom quality did not directly predict gains in academic school…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Educational Quality
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Korat, Ofra; Shneor, Daphna – First Language, 2019
This study examines whether an e-book with a dictionary could support parents' mediation of new words during shared book reading, more than the child's independent reading of an e-book with and without a dictionary. The participants included 128 kindergartners and 64 mothers who were randomly divided into four groups: independent reading of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Low Income Groups, Books, Dictionaries
Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
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Wilke, Franziska; Hachfeld, Axinja; Anders, Yvonne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
The present study examines the effects of a family support program on children's socio-emotional and language development. We analyze how participating in courses that aim to improve the relationship between parents and their children is associated with child development. Two different course formats (parenting skills-focused and parent-child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Social Development
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Nguyen, Tutrang; Jenkins, Jade Marcus; Auger Whitaker, Anamarie – AERA Open, 2018
Head Start and state prekindergarten (pre-K) programs can boost the school readiness of low-income children through the use of effective preschool curricula. Encouraging results from some studies suggest that children who receive targeted or content-specific curricular supplements (e.g., literacy or math) during preschool show moderate to large…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, School Readiness, Low Income Students
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Barnett, W. Steven; Jung, Kwanghee; Friedman-Krauss, Allison; Frede, Ellen C.; Nores, Milagros; Hustedt, Jason T.; Howes, Carollee; Daniel-Echols, Marijata – AERA Open, 2018
State-funded prekindergarten (preK) programs are increasingly common across the country. This study estimated the effects of eight state-funded preK programs (Arkansas, California, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia) on children's learning using a regression discontinuity design. These programs vary with…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development, Emergent Literacy
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Makrygianni, Maria K.; Gena, Angeliki; Reed, Phil – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of several community-based early intervention programs for young children (2.5-6.5 years old) with autism spectrum disorder in Greece were compared, as they occurred in a community setting over a nine-month period. There were few differences in functioning change between programs, but applied behavior analysis (ABA) was most…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Strasser, Katherine; Mendive, Susana; Vergara, Daniela; Darricades, Michelle – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study evaluated the impact of a self-monitoring intervention on preschool teachers' use of language and on children's language growth. Nineteen classrooms from Santiago de Chile participated (10 intervention, 9 control). Twice a week, intervention teachers filled out a checklist to monitor the language stimulation they…
Descriptors: Self Management, Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Language Usage
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Bowers, Lisa M.; Schwarz, Ilsa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Among the academic challenges faced by students from low-socioeconomic status (SES) homes is the loss of academic skills during the summer months. A total of 22 elementary students from low-SES homes participated in a summer program designed to improve oral and written narrative skills. We gathered oral and written narrative samples at the…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, Literacy Education, Reading Programs
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Ansari, Arya; Pianta, Robert C. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months of age and high-quality elementary school education between first and fifth grade. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Rossi, Margaret R.; Vladescu, Jason C.; Reeve, Kenneth F.; Gross, Amy C. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2017
Children have been taught to demonstrate a safety response when they encounter a dangerous stimulus using behavioral skills training (BST). However, little research has evaluated the usefulness of BST to teach safety skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the current study, we evaluated BST to establish a generalized repertoire…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Skill Development
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Silverman, Rebecca; Kim, Young-Suk; Hartranft, Anna; Nunn, Stephanie; McNeish, Daniel – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Reading buddies programs, which pair older and younger students to read books together on a regular basis, are common in many U.S. elementary schools. Yet, the research base on these programs is limited. Therefore, we conducted a quasiexperimental study of a reading buddies program targeting vocabulary and comprehension. The program we studied…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Kindergarten
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Christodoulou, Joanna A.; Cyr, Abigail; Murtagh, Jack; Chang, Patricia; Lin, Jiayi; Guarino, Anthony J.; Hook, Pamela; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Efficacy of an intensive reading intervention implemented during the nonacademic summer was evaluated in children with reading disabilities or difficulties (RD). Students (ages 6-9) were randomly assigned to receive Lindamood-Bell's "Seeing Stars" program (n = 23) as an intervention or to a waiting-list control group (n = 24). Analysis…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The current study examined whether Head Start children who experienced a high-quality preschool intervention, "Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy" ("ExCELL"), as three-year-olds began the subsequent pre-kindergarten (or four-year-old) year with stronger language and literacy skills than same-age peers who…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Coaching (Performance)
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