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Pokorni, Judith L.; Worthington, Colleen K.; Jamison, Patricia J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2004
Researchers have found that training in phonemic awareness (PA), a fundamental element for reading acquisition, is effective in varying degrees, depending on characteristics of the audience. In this study, the authors explored the relative effectiveness of 3 programs--Fast ForWord, Earobics, and LiPS. The authors randomly assigned 60 students with…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Phonemics, Phonological Awareness, Intervention
Pokorni, Judith L. – 1979
This resource guide is written for Head Start Directors, Component Coordinators, other staff and parents who share in the task of developing program plans. In the introduction, the concept of participatory management is defined. Advantages and disadvantages of participatory management and required skills for the effective use of participatory…
Descriptors: Administration, Community Cooperation, Community Study, Compensatory Education
White, Linda; Pokorni, Judith L. – 1982
This second manual of the Head Start training manual set includes workshop modules which focus on child development, social services and parent involvement. The section on child development covers six mini-workshops on the topics of roles and responses of the teacher learning environments, daily planning, classroom management, team teaching, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Confidentiality
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Pokorni, Judith L.; And Others – Early Education and Development, 1991
Reviews literature that illustrates concerns about childhood chronic illness and its effects on families. Includes an example of research on preterm infants with low birthweight and complex medical needs. Preliminary analyses of infants' intervention needs during their first 18 months are discussed in relation to the reduction of family stress.…
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Chronic Illness, Coping, Disabilities
Pokorni, Judith L.; Kaufmann, Roxane K. – 1986
Written for trainers of day care staff, this guide provides help in communicating to day care personnel the information presented in "Health in Day Care: A Manual for Day Care Providers," originally developed by a division of the Massachusetts Department of Health and adapted for national use by the Georgetown University Child Development Center.…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Neglect
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Beckman, Paula J.; Pokorni, Judith L. – Journal of Special Education, 1988
Families of 44 preterm infants were studied for two years, and results showed changes over time in the amount of stress reported, as child-related problems changed. No changes were reported in the amount of social support received by parents. Factors involved in predicting stress also changed over time. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Child Development, Emotional Problems, Family Influence