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Xu, Yaoying; De Arment, Serra – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The early childhood literature has documented the impact of early literacy experience on children's later language and literacy development. The research also showed the achievement gap between children from lower socio-economic status and their peers from more economically advantaged backgrounds. To address this gap, the existing literature has…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Low Income Groups, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Huennekens, Mary Ellen; Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined the effects of an early reading intervention on preschool-age dual language learners' (DLL) early literacy skills. Instruction in phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge was embedded in interactive reading strategies, also known as dialogic reading. A single subject multiple baseline across subjects design was applied to…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction, Phonological Awareness
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of adapted peer tutoring (APT) on social interactions and early language and literacy skills of pre-school-age children who were English language learners (ELLs). APT was the treatment for this study. Quasi-experimental group comparison design was applied. Two inclusive pre-school classrooms…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Tutors
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of the assessment for an early language and literacy project. The goal of the project was to promote a successful transition to kindergarten for preschoolers who were at risk for reading difficulties by equipping them with the necessary language and literacy skills needed for early…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Validity, Reading Difficulties, Early Reading
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of teaching primary caregivers to conduct formative assessment procedures on the development of social interactions between themselves and their infants who were born prematurely and had low birth weight, and who were from economically disadvantaged families. Children's overall development…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Formative Evaluation, Economically Disadvantaged, Caregivers
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The purpose of this article is to revisit Parten's study on social play from cultural, environmental, social and economic aspects. Young children's social play is viewed as a critical means to foster and enhance language, cognitive, social and emotional development. Social play theory has been predominately viewed from developmental perspectives.…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Young Children, Emotional Development
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Xu, Yaoying; Gelfer, Jeffrey I.; Sileo, Nancy; Filler, John; Perkins, Peggy G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This study examined the effects of peer tutoring on children's social interactions and compared social interaction behaviors between children who are English-language learners (ELL) and children who are primary English speakers (PES). Single-subject withdrawal design (ABA) was applied in this study and classwide peer tutoring was used as the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine toddlers' emotional reactions to separation from their primary caregivers through the observation on a group of toddlers (18-30 months old) at a university preschool classroom. Interactional ethnography with ethnographic perspective and sociolinguistic discourse analysis was used as the theoretical…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Observation, Emotional Response, Child Caregivers
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Xu, Yaoying; Gelfer, Jeffrey; Filler, John – Early Child Development and Care, 2003
The realities of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-ability student population demand a unique and nontraditional approach characterized by an individualization sensitive to group identity. The primary goal of this alternative Early Childhood Studies/Education Program with a degree of Bachelor of Science is to provide a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Alternative Teacher Certification, Student Diversity