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Betancourt, Theresa S.; Franchett, Emily; Kirk, Catherine M.; Brennan, Robert T.; Rawlings, Laura; Wilson, Briana; Yousafzai, Aisha; Wilder, Rose; Mukunzi, Sylvere; Mukandanga, Josee; Ukundineza, Christian; Godfrey, Kalisa; Sezibera, Vincent – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
A pre-post design with 6-13-month follow-up assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households. Twenty vulnerable families with a child 36-months or younger enrolled in "Sugira…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Intervention, Young Children, Child Development
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Deans, Carolyn L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is strong evidence that children of mothers with insecure attachment styles have poor outcome trajectories. "Maternal sensitivity" may be the behaviour which links mother and child attachment models. This would, therefore, be a natural target for treatment in attachment interventions. A systematic literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
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Shiu, Shiou-Ping; Wang, Sze-Han; Chen, Yu-Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study used a quasi-experimental design to test if a small scale intervention improved self-regulation with 94 kindergarten children in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to draw on the theory of Vygotsky and examine activities that could fit into the class schedule without substantially changing the basic curriculum and would require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Self Control, Kindergarten
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Palla, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This review aims to provide an overview of content in Nordic research between 2006-2014 in the field of special education in preschool. More specifically, this review identifies the similarities and variation in and between content in the research. A total of 31 studies were found to be relevant. A summative thematic content analysis was made. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Special Education, Inclusion
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Maree, Jacobus Gideon; Che, Jude – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This article reports on the effect of life-design counselling on a purposefully selected learner from an environment challenged by disadvantages. An instrumental, single-case study approach was followed and collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data proceeded simultaneously. Intervention comprised assessment and dialogues and…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Disadvantaged Environment, Career Counseling
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Marume, A.; Mafaune, P.; Maradzika, J.; January, J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Growth monitoring (GM) is integral in child health programming. More than 73% of children under-five years in Mutasa district were missed during routine GM in 2015. We set out to evaluate the GM programme in 20 health facilities within Mutasa, Zimbabwe. A comparative process-outcome evaluation using the Logical Framework approach was used. A desk…
Descriptors: Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Child Health
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Temiz, Zeynep – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate narrative competence of bilingual children from low socio-economic status (SES) before and after they were involved in fourteen weeks of Turkish storytelling activities. Fifteen bilingual children from low-SES backgrounds participated in this research. Bilingual children first produced narratives using Mercer Mayer's…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Low Income, Bilingualism, Story Grammar
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Cook, Julia M.; Donovan, Caroline L.; Garnett, Michelle S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a parent-mediated cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) group anxiety intervention with young children with high functioning forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Thirty-one children aged four to six years with ASD and anxiety were randomly assigned to treatment or waitlist control conditions.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Autism
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Corsano, Paola; Guidotti, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Reminiscing is a conversation between a child and caregiver about past events they have experienced together. In recent years, researchers have been interested in implementing training to improve the quality of parents' reminiscing styles, both in typically developing and 'at-risk' children and disadvantaged families. The review analysed studies…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged
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Venitz, Laura; Perels, Franziska – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is defined as a substantial competence for lifelong learning, meaning that its promotion seems important in the early years. The present study is of special interest as it aimed to develop and evaluate an intervention to improve SRL in preschool-aged children. Because the support of essential reference persons is…
Descriptors: Self Management, Preschool Children, Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Csirkés, Zsolt; Bretz, Károly; F Földi, Rita; Hamar, Pál – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim was to investigate the effects of a six-month balance intervention based on Ayres therapy on dynamic balance in 5-6-year-old preschoolers born with biological risk factors. Sixty-four preschoolers participated in this study, and were assigned to an experimental group (VR, born with risk factors), a control group 1 (KR, born with risk…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intervention, At Risk Students, Physical Education
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Pérez-González, Sam; Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of difficult temperament and qualities of parent-child relationship to Turkish children's peer relations, with a specific focus on the moderating role of parent-child relationships (closeness and conflict) on difficult temperament when predicting children's peer relations. Participants were 94…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Personality Problems, Child Behavior
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Öztürk Dönmez, Renginar; Bayik Temel, Ayla – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of this review is to identify the behavioural soothing interventions (BSIs) used for reducing infant crying and to determine their effect. Studies had to describe an experimental study addressing infant crying and BSIs in the first six months after birth. Searches were performed in Web of Science, Pubmed, Science Direct, EBSCOhost,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Infant Behavior, Infants
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Gasa, Velisiwe; Pitsoane, Enid; Molepo, Lesiba; Lethole, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article investigates the effect of families' socioeconomic status on the self-concept development of learners. The data were collected using a questionnaire from 31 learners who participated in the community engagement project. During the execution of this project, in addition to assisting learners using self-esteem development intervention…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Concept, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Agencies
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