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Isawumi, Oyeyinka David; Oyundoyin, John Olusegun – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study examined home and school environmental factors as determinant of social skills deficit among learners with intellectual disability in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research method using a sample size of fifty (50) pupils with intellectual disability who were purposively selected from five special primary schools in Lagos…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Competence
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Clarke, Brandy L.; Wheeler, Lorey A.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Witte, Amanda L.; Sommerhalder, Mackenzie S.; Svoboda, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2017
Latinx students are the largest ethnic minority school-age population, yet they have some of the lowest reading proficiency levels and highest rates of school dropout and experience significant unmet behavioral health needs. School-based interventions addressing behavioral challenges and parent engagement are recommended to support Latinx…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, At Risk Students
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Sheppard, Loretta; Unsworth, Carolyn – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
Autonomous functioning, an essential characteristic of self-determined people, has been categorized behaviorally according to everyday activities in Self & Family Care (SFC), Life Management (LM), Recreation/Leisure (RL), and Social/Vocational (SV) skills. The effectiveness of a short-term (8-10 weeks) educational residential program to…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Adolescents
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Duncan, Greg J.; Morris, Pamela A.; Rodrigues, Chris – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Social scientists do not agree on the size and nature of the causal impacts of parental income on children's achievement. We revisit this issue using a set of welfare and antipoverty experiments conducted in the 1990s. We utilize an instrumental variables strategy to leverage the variation in income and achievement that arises from random…
Descriptors: Family Income, Preschool Children, Attribution Theory, Academic Achievement
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Bub, Kristen L. – Applied Developmental Science, 2009
Social and behavioral problems can interfere with a child's acquisition of age-appropriate skills, which may lead to antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Thus, determining how best to support positive skills during early childhood is critical. Using data from the first three phases of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Antisocial Behavior, Effect Size, Grade 3
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Allen, LaRue; Sethi, Anita; Astuto, Jennifer – NHSA Dialog, 2007
Overview: A recent evaluation of children who had participated in the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) as toddlers found that at kindergarten age, these children were performing at levels expected for their age, despite the fact that they had multiple factors putting them at risk for school failure. The Study: In the winter and spring of 2002, 135…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Home Programs, Young Children
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Low, Justin A.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Jensen, Megan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The purpose of this research was to determine whether child, parent, and teacher characteristics such as sex, socioeconomic status (SES), parental depressive symptoms, the number of years of teaching experience, number of children in the classroom, and teachers' disciplinary self-efficacy predict deviations from maternal ratings in a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Parents, Depression (Psychology)
Mueller, Daniel P.; And Others – 1996
This study compared the academic performance and classroom behavior of Hmong-refugee first and second graders to those of classmates from other ethnic backgrounds. Two cohorts of children and families from six inner-city Saint Paul (Minnesota) elementary schools participated in this ongoing longitudinal study, for a total of 528 children entering…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Attendance, Comparative Analysis
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Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Langill, Carolyn C.; Peterson, Carla A.; Luze, Gayle J.; Carta, Judith J.; Atwater, Jane B. – Early Education and Development, 2010
This study examined relations among children's individual experiences, global classroom quality, and school readiness. Preschool children from low-income backgrounds (N = 138; M = 62.16 months; SD = 3.93; range = 55-70) were observed in their early care and education settings, and their language and cognitive skills were assessed. Research…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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Newgent, Rebecca A.; Featherston, Larry W.; Stegman, Charles E.; Lee, Sang Min – ERS Spectrum, 2009
The School-Based Mental Health Program's goals are to identify at-risk children, reduce ineffective functioning of at-risk children, provide social service interventions, increase effective parenting skills, help families access community resources, and support mental health education. The program was designed to develop a comprehensive,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Health Education, Health Programs, Mental Health
Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael – Administration for Children & Families, 2014
In recent years, interest has increased in preschool programs that promote low-income children's early learning and development. Although research in this area has focused mostly on 4-year-olds, a growing number of 3-year-olds attend publicly funded preschool. In fact, in Head Start--a federally funded early childhood education program--the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael – Administration for Children & Families, 2014
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The study was designed primarily to test the effects of the enhancements on 4-year-olds, but it also provides an opportunity…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael – Administration for Children & Families, 2014
Preschool has long been viewed as a way to promote low-income children's early learning and development. Some promising classroom-based strategies have been found to enhance preschool children's social, emotional, and behavioral competencies. Most of this research has focused on 4-year-olds, even as a growing number of 3-year-olds attend Head…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development