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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Belardi, Katie; Amsbary, Jessica; Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP) is a classroom-based intervention targeting the social-communication and play development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. We used a multimethod approach to measuring intervention fidelity, including adherence, exposure, treatment differentiation, and quality of treatment…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Gillanders, Cristina; Franco, Ximena; Seidel, Kent; Castro, Dina C.; Méndez, Lucía I. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined how early writing develops in Spanish-English-speaking children of Mexican and Central American descent who are dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. The emergent writing skills in Spanish and English of 140 preschoolers in a multisite study were assessed using name- and word-writing tasks during the children's…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Sam, Ann; Reszka, Stephanie; Odom, Samuel; Hume, Kara; Boyd, Brian – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Momentary time sampling, partial-interval recording, and event coding are observational coding methods commonly used to examine the social and challenging behaviors of children at risk for or with developmental delays or disabilities. Yet there is limited research comparing the accuracy of and relationship between these three coding methods. By…
Descriptors: Coding, Teaching Methods, Social Behavior, Peer Relationship
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Current research seeks to determine if today's pre-K programs provide strong returns on investment similar to the returns from the classic 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. These were known for the positive academic effects that children experienced as they moved through school. Policy-makers…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Evidence, Annotated Bibliographies
Gelatt, Julia; Adams, Gina; Huerta, Sandra – Urban Institute, 2014
In recent years, many states have expanded their state-funded prekindergarten programs, drawing on evidence that public investments in early childhood education bring substantial returns in children's educational trajectories and a more skilled future workforce. Evidence also suggests that returns to early education may be larger for children of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Kindergarten, Access to Education, Barriers
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La Paro, Karen M.; Scott-Little, Catherine; Ejimofor, Anurika; Sumrall, Teressa; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Pianta, Robert C.; Burchinal, Margaret; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Recent surveys have provided some guidance and recommendations for the student teaching component in early childhood teacher preparation, but specific information on the focus of supervision and evaluation of student teachers is limited. The current study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Darrow, Catherine L. – Early Education and Development, 2013
A quantifiable measure of teachers' intervention fidelity when delivering curriculum-based interventions allows researchers to interpret the effectiveness of the curricula under scrutiny. Fidelity measures, however, must accurately represent the critical components of an intervention to confirm that the intervention was delivered as intended and…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Measures (Individuals), Intervention, Researchers
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Collins, Vikki K. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
High-quality child care has been shown to improve the academic success and life adjustments of children living in poverty. During the past decade, many American states have adopted voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement (QRI) systems in an attempt to increase the level of quality in child care. Using data compiled by the National Association of…
Descriptors: Wages, Poverty, Referral, Infant Care
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Odom, Samuel L.; Hume, Kara A. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2012
One way to support the social engagement of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is by identifying features of natural environments that increase the likelihood of social interaction. This descriptive study was an examination of the (a) social engagement of 68 preschoolers with ASD in classrooms, (b) ecological features of classrooms that…
Descriptors: Autism, Student Participation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Ramaswami, Rama – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Response to intervention (RTI), the controversial three-tiered, triangular instructional model is getting stretched in new directions by educators who favor holistic, proactive support strategies over formal remediation. A senior scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia Buysse…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Intervention, Disability Identification, Young Children
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
"The 2009 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of actions during the 2009 legislative sessions that affect education in the 16 SREB states. Topics include: state budgets and the economy; tax and revenue; teacher and faculty pay raises; retirement systems; issues affecting teachers and education leaders; health and safety;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting