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Chick, Kay A. – Childhood Education, 2014
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats, attacks the lining of the small intestine. Children with this disease must eliminate gluten from their diet. This article provides educators with essential information on celiac disease and the federal laws that protect the…
Descriptors: Diseases, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness, Metabolism
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Dunst, Carl J.; Wilson, Cristina; Stayton, Vicki – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The preservice and in-service predictors of 1,668 Part C early intervention and Part B(619) preschool special practitioners' perceived self-efficacy beliefs are reported. The preservice variables were type of degree (discipline), years of formal postsecondary education, licensure, and participants' judgment of how well their preservice training…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Special Education Teachers, Predictor Variables
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Snyder, Patricia – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
In this commentary, developments related to conducting randomized controlled trials in authentic preschool settings that include young children with disabilities are discussed in relation to the Strain and Bovey study.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Preschool Education, Research Methodology