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Phillips, Deborah A.; Meloy, Mary E. – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article assesses the effects of Tulsa, Oklahoma's school-based prekindergarten program on the school readiness of children with special needs using a regression discontinuity design. Participation in the pre-K program was associated with significant gains for children with special needs in early literacy scores, but not in math scores. These…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Special Needs Students
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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles R.; Walker, Dale; Anderson, Rawni; Howard, Waylon; Carta, Judith J. – NHSA Dialog, 2011
We investigated Early Head Start home visitors' use of evidence-based practices and the efficacy of a web-based system to support these practices. Home visitors learned to use 3 evidence-based practices: (a) frequent assessment of children's early communication for screening and progress monitoring, (b) 2 home-based language-promoting…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Home Visits
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Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Koehler, Matthew J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
Use of a case-based hypermedia resource (HR) was examined in a Web-based early literacy coaching intervention with pre-kindergarten teachers of at-risk children. Web usage logs, written records of coach feedback to teachers on their instruction, and a teacher questionnaire were the primary data sources. Visits to the HR content pages were unevenly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Hypermedia