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Bushell, Don, Jr. – 1970
In a Behavior Analysis classroom the first step is to define instructional objectives for academic or social skills. The second step is to determine how much the child already knows about what is to be taught. An Entry Behavior Inventory and diagnostic tests help teachers decide where each child needs to begin working in the sequence leading to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Learning Motivation
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Merikangas, Kathleen Ries; He, Jian-ping; Burstein, Marcy; Swendsen, Joel; Avenevoli, Shelli; Case, Brady; Georgiades, Katholiki; Heaton, Leanne; Swanson, Sonja; Olfson, Mark – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: Mental health policy for youth has been constrained by a paucity of nationally representative data concerning patterns and correlates of mental health service utilization in this segment of the population. The objectives of this investigation were to examine the rates and sociodemographic correlates of lifetime mental health service use…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Health Services, Mental Health Programs
Nores, Milagros; Barnett, W. Steven – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
A substantial body of research establishes that high quality preschool education can enhance cognitive and social development with long-term benefits for later success in school, the economy, and society more broadly. Such programs have been found to have particularly large benefits for children who are economically disadvantaged. Such children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, School Readiness
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Harpham, Trudy; Huong, Nguyen Thu; Long, Tran Thap; Tuan, Tran – Children & Society, 2005
There are increasing calls for more child specific measures of poverty in developing countries and the need for such measures to be multi-dimensional (that is not just based on income) has been recognised. Participatory Poverty Assessments (PPAs) are now common in international development research. Most PPAs have been undertaken with adults and…
Descriptors: Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
As 2010 unfolds, Americans should feel encouraged by federal, state, and local efforts to transform education policies that boost student performance. In the midst of a recession, rather than merely allocating billions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars by formula to the states with no strings attached, the Obama…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Cassidy, Jack; Garcia, Roberto; Tejeda-Delgado, Carmen; Garrett, Sherrye D.; Martinez-Garcia, Cynthia; Hinojosa, Roel V. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2004
Leaders in the field of literacy regard family literacy projects that seek to involve both children and their parents or caregivers as vital. The importance of parents as a child's first teachers has long been acknowledged. Nevertheless, the topic of family literacy is not one of those receiving attention in the field. In an annual survey of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Reading, Caregivers, Federal Government
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Story, Mary; Kaphingst, Karen M.; French, Simone – Future of Children, 2006
Mary Story, Karen Kaphingst, and Simone French argue that researchers and policymakers focused on childhood obesity have paid insufficient attention to child care. Although child care settings can be a major force in shaping children's dietary intake, physical activity, and energy balance--and thus in combating the childhood obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Preschool Education, Prevention
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Perreira, Krista M.; Ornelas, India J. – Future of Children, 2011
Poor childhood health contributes to lower socioeconomic status in adulthood. Subsequently, low socioeconomic status among parents contributes to poor childhood health outcomes in the next generation. This cycle can be particularly pernicious for vulnerable and low-income minority populations, including many children of immigrants. And because of…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Physical Health, Health Insurance
Shady, Sandra A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Recently, federal legislation has been implemented requiring that public school students meet a specified performance level of academic proficiency by the 2013/2014 school year. This reform movement, known as "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB), was passed by Congress and incorporates many of President Bush's educational reform proposals…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Testing Programs, General Education, Action Research
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Hechtman, Lily; Abikoff, Howard; Klein, Rachel G.; Greenfield, Brian; Etcovitch, Joy; Cousins, Lorne; Fleiss, Karen; Weiss, Margaret; Pollack, Simcha – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Objective: To test the hypothesis that multimodal psychosocial intervention, which includes parent training, combined with methylphenidate significantly enhances the behavior of parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with methylphenidate alone and compared with methylphenidate and nonspecific…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Parents
Maruyama, Mika – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Although attention to the effects of child-animal interactions on children's development has increased in the last three decades, developmental psychology has not attended to the importance of the effects of animals on children's development. There is a need to consider the possible impacts of animals as significant social partners for children's…
Descriptors: Animals, School Activities, Perspective Taking, Questionnaires
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Sawyer, Michael Gifford; Rey, Joseph M.; Arney, Fiona Marie; Whitham, Justine Nikola; Clark, Jennifer Joy; Baghurst, Peter Adrian – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Objective: To examine use of health (including psychiatric) and school-based services by children and adolescents who met symptom criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the factors associated with service use, and barriers to service access. Method: The relationship between parents' perceptions of children's need for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Health Services, Adolescents
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Abikoff, Howard; Hechtman, Lily; Klein, Rachel G.; Gallagher, Richard; Fleiss, Karen; Etcovitch, Joy; Cousins, Lorne; Greenfield, Brian; Martin, Diane; Pollack, Simcha – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Objective: To test that methylphenidate combined with intensive multimodal psychosocial intervention, which includes social skills training, significantly enhances social functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with methylphenidate alone and methylphenidate plus nonspecific psychosocial treatment…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Social Behavior, Psychiatry, Intervention
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Haack, Lauren Marie; Gerdes, Alyson C. – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2011
Conceptualizing and measuring functional impairment related to childhood ADHD, particularly within the rapidly growing, yet underserved, Latino population, is an important area of research that is in its infancy in the field of psychology. The functional impairments related to academic achievement, social competence, and familial relations…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences
Thompson, Anna M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1996
A parent and educator who has spent the past 10 years struggling to help her own ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder) child offers suggestions for managing the challenges facing such children and enhancing the quality of their lives. Since drug regimens have limitations, parents need to read appropriate literature and receive…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems, Drug Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education
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