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Muratori, Pietro; Giofrè, David; Bertacchi, Iacopo; Darini, Alessandra; Giuli, Consuelo; Lai, Elisa; Modena, Alessia; Lochman, John E.; Mammarella, Irene – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The Coping Power Program is an evidence-based intervention for children identified to be at risk for developing externalizing behavioral problems. The Coping Power Program has been adapted to universally prevent behavioral problems in school-aged children. This study sought to test the efficacy of this adaptation, the Coping Power Universal…
Descriptors: Coping, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Longstreth, Sascha L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend our previous work using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist (TAGPEC) by examining the extent to which early childhood behavior guidance policies address language and culture and support program practices that promote fairness and equity for all children. Policies previously collected from…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Preschool Children
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Poulou, M. S.; Bassett, H. H.; Denham, S. A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Teachers are important socializers and provide students with experiences to further promote their social-emotional competences or shift their pathways towards emotional and behavioral difficulties. These experiences may vary depending on teachers' perceptions of their own emotional intelligence (EI) and beliefs about social and emotional learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Gerber, Sarah-Jane; Sharry, John; Streek, Adrienne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
Evidenced based parent training (PT) programmes offer an important intervention strategy to improve early behavioural and emotional difficulties for young children. Initial research highlights the benefits of incorporating PT within local community services such as preschools. The present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the Parents…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Preschool Education, Evidence Based Practice, Early Intervention
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Harvey, Hattie; Dunlap, Glen; McKay, Kristen – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2021
This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) using a single-case experimental design. PTR-YC is a manualized intervention designed to address challenging behaviors for children in preschool and childcare settings using the framework of positive behavior support. Participants included…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Gigi An, Zhe; Zeng, Songtian; Chen, Ching-I; Zhao, Hongxia – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine the bidirectional relationship between children's language development and challenging behaviors as well as the moderating roles of gender and race/ethnicity. We conducted a number of structural equation modeling analyses with a national representative sample (N = 2,462) of Head Start children from the 2014…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Gender Differences
Cashiola, Elizabeth B.; Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Greenfield, Daryl B. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Potential bidirectional associations between preschool classroom overactive (or externalizing) and underactive (or internalizing) behaviors and language and literacy skills (i.e., vocabulary and listening comprehension) were examined in a sample of children enrolled in Head Start (N = 297). Cross-lagged panel designs using structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Early Intervention
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Fyfe-Johnson, Amber L.; Saelens, Brian E.; Christakis, Dimitri A.; Tandon, Pooja S. – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2019
Children who spend more time outdoors are more physically active and have fewer behavioral problems than those who spend less time outdoors. No studies to date have evaluated physical activity and behavioral outcomes in an exclusively outdoor nature preschool setting. The aim of this study was to examine differences in objectively measured…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Preschool Education
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Carter, Deborah Russell; Van Norman, Renee K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
As the number of young children displaying challenging behavior in early childhood grows, so too does the need to implement evidence-based practices that prevent challenging behavior. Positive Behavior Support (PBS) provides a framework of tiered interventions focused on promoting social-emotional development and preventing challenging behavior.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Young Children, Emotional Development, Child Behavior
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Doubet, Sharon L.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
This qualitative study highlights the experiences of seven parents of preschoolers who engaged in persistent challenging behaviors. The study included an in-depth interview with each parent, member checking, and a follow-up discussion with each participant to clarify any ambiguous participant comments. Results revealed four major themes regarding…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Qualitative Research, Preschool Children, Parent Surveys
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Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Hardy, Jessica K.; Schnitz, Alana G.; Adams, Jessie Morris; Kinder, Kiersten A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
Training and coaching with performance feedback has been effective for supporting teachers to use evidence-based instructional practices. However, coaching with performance feedback has primarily been used to support teachers to use discrete skills, and there has been little evidence of maintenance and generalization. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Branson, Diane; Demchak, MaryAnn – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
Effective strategies to promote social-emotional development and prevent occurrence of challenging behaviors in young children is critical. The "Teaching Pyramid", a framework for supporting social-emotional development and preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, was developed for preschool children. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development, Child Behavior
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Strain, Phillip S.; Bovey, Edward H. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
A clustered randomized design was used in which 28 inclusive preschool classrooms were randomly assigned to receive 2 years of training and coaching to fidelity in the LEAP (Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents) preschool model, and 28 inclusive classes were assigned to receive intervention manuals only.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Autism, Young Children
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Stacks, Ann M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
This paper will review the literature on the rate, stability, and outcomes associated with externalizing behavior problems prior to kindergarten entry. Bronfenbrenner's (The ecology of human development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press) ecological framework will be used to present the factors related to the onset and persistence of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Education, Literature Reviews, Early Intervention
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Blair, Kwang-Sun Cho; Fox, Lise; Lentini, Rochelle – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
This study examined the effects yielded from the implementation of assessment-based behavior support plans on the engagement and problem behavior of three young children with behavioral challenges in a community early childhood program. A concurrent multiple-baseline design across children with generalization probes was used with data collected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preschool Education, Behavior Modification, Young Children
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