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Hung, Shu-Lan; Spencer, Michael S.; Dronamraju, Rani – Children & Schools, 2012
The onset of selective mutism (SM) is usually between the ages of three and five years, when the children first go to preschool. However, these children are most commonly referred for treatment between the ages of six and 11, when they are entering the elementary school system. Early detection and early intervention is suggested for effective SM…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Early Intervention, School Social Workers, Early Childhood Education
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Fram, Maryah Stella; Kim, Jinseok – Children & Schools, 2012
A majority of U.S. children attend some type of child care before entering kindergarten. The quality of child care environment and of teacher-child interactions appear to influence children's development, but little attention has been paid to the influence of child-care peers. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort,…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Child Care, Peer Groups, Expressive Language
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Allen, Susan F. – Children & Schools, 2009
Prevention programs in schools are one response to youth, community, and family violence. Many of these programs target older children and adolescents. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the preschool curriculum of the Peacemakers program, which was developed by a consortium of social service agencies for implementation in schools. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Experimental Groups, Prevention, Holistic Approach
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Caselman, Tonia D.; Self, Patricia A. – Children & Schools, 2008
Early identification of social-emotional behavioral problems in infants and preschoolers is critical. Nine parent-report and caregiver/teacher-report instruments measuring preschool social-emotional behavioral problems and strengths are reviewed. Advantages to the use of parent-report and caregiver/teacher-report instruments are that they are easy…
Descriptors: Identification, Psychometrics, Evaluation Methods, Child Caregivers