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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article provides readers with information regarding the impact of disasters on children. It introduces basic relief efforts and mental health services that are common to most disaster-related situations. Classroom- and community-based interventions are also included along with conclusions and key points for educators.
Descriptors: Children, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, Health Services
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Rogers, Marg; Boyd, Wendy – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
The Mosaic approach has been used as a form of participatory research for over two decades. It has been popular with researchers in the early childhood education and disability sectors because it encourages the participants to utilise a large range of communication tools, rather than relying on verbal and written data. Promoters of the Mosaic…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Children, Adults, Empowerment
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This manuscript focuses on neuroscience research that may have applicability for early childhood educators. Beginning with cautions about the usefulness of neurosciences, we offer reviews of several ideas that can inform the practice of early childhood educators. We begin with the understanding that reading is not innate, meaning that every brain…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Reading Research, Young Children, Brain
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Robinson, Leah E.; Wadsworth, Danielle D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Physical activity is an essential component for lifelong wellness and the quality of life. Over the past years, childhood obesity has dramatically increased. Data supports that young children are adopting sedentary behaviors within and outside of school hours that may contribute to obesity and other health-related diseases. This paper provides…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Quality of Life
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Peterson, Carla A.; Mayer, Lynn Milgram; Summers, Jean Ann; Luze, Gayle J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Poverty-related factors place children at higher risk for disabilities and also serve as barriers to families accessing services for their children and themselves. Early childhood practitioners can play a critical role in supporting families by providing services to overcome these obstacles and by working in partnership with specialized early…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Research Design, Individualized Family Service Plans, Intervention
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Sigler, Ellen A.; Aamidor, Shirley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
There are various opinions concerning the value of positive reinforcement when discussing modifying behaviors of young children. In some cases, individuals considered positive reinforcement difficult to implement and, in extreme cases, even felt it to be detrimental. Educators often use praise interchangeably with positive reinforcement when…
Descriptors: Young Children, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Early Childhood Education