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McConkey, Roy; MacLeod, Sue; Cassidy, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
A resource kit containing information booklets about ASD, selected toys and playthings, and communication aids was developed and evaluated with 29 volunteer mothers supported by service personnel who visited on an average of six occasions. A mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies was used in the evaluation. Nearly all mothers found the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Interpersonal, familial, and situational risk factors that predict young children's aggression and non-compliance are explored. Here examples of specific techniques and provided to help teachers and parents effectively support children's early development of cooperative and prosocial behaviours as well as problem-solving skills in family and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Compliance (Psychology), At Risk Students
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Smit, Frederik; Driessen, Geert; Sleegers, Peter; Teelken, Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This paper focuses on the pedagogical responsibilities of parents and schools, as well as the care provided by socializing agencies and local communities. A review of the literature has been carried out on the tasks of schools and parents and the relations between education, parenting and care in a changing society in eight countries: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, International Studies, Parent Responsibility
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MacCleod, Flora – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Family literacy is frequently taken to mean involving parents in helping to teach their children school-type literacy tasks in the home (for example, Hannon, 2000; Poulson Macleod Bennett, and Wray, 1996). This article presents the case for an alternative approach to family and community involvement in school-based literacy tasks by drawing on the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, School Community Relationship, Family Literacy, Cultural Awareness
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Haney, Michelle; Hill, Jacqueline – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Research indicates that both home literacy activities and direct instruction of reading skills promote reading development. The current study investigates how parent-led direct teaching activities impact emergent literacy. Preschool children (n = 47) were administered subtests from the Test of Early Reading Ability-3 and the Kaufman Survey of…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Statistical Significance, Reading Skills, Preschool Children
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Middlemiss, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Providing families with information about infant sleep can positively impact parents' well-being and infants' sleep habits. Few parents receive professionally based information about sleep, perhaps due to contradictory information found in the literature. This review summarizes: (1) normative sleep patterns for infants; (2) factors that affect…
Descriptors: Infants, Sleep, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Poster, Elizabeth C. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Proposes a precrisis curriculum for nursery and elementary schools to prepare healthy young children for hospitalization as an alternative to current preadmission preparation programs. Key elements include such stress-immunization techniques as systematic desensitization, modeling, and rehearsal. (AS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Werth, Louise H. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Explains the need to establish alternate communication devices between mothers and their blind infants. Mothers must demonstrate a natural ability to respond to auditory and manual cues, rather than visual cues. The importance of "tactual intimacy" is also stressed. (AS)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Auditory Stimuli, Blindness, Cues
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Gage, Molly M.; Wishon, Phillip M. – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Discusses the importance of parent-support groups for parents with handicapped children. Uses the case of the Mile High Down's Syndrome Association in Colorado to examine issues related to establishing and maintaining a parent-support group. (RJC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Children, Disabilities, Downs Syndrome
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Tissot, Cathy – Early Child Development and Care, 1999
Details five steps (diagnosis, choosing a path, making sense of the information, what to look for and what to avoid, and finding a match) to help parents decide how to help their child diagnosed with autism become self reliant. Reviews four home- and school-based educational intervention programs. (DLH)
Descriptors: Autism, Decision Making, Family Needs, Foreign Countries