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Xu, Yaoying; Chin, Christopher; Reed, Evelyn; Hutchinson, Cynthia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a federally funded early literacy project that aimed to promote the school readiness skills of preschool-age children from low income families. Through daily, explicit, and systematic instruction, the project targeted to improve preschoolers' oral language skills, phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Emergent Literacy
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Many culturally diverse families and their young children with disabilities or delays are not provided appropriate early intervention/early childhood special education services, especially not in a culturally sensitive and meaningful context. Families with diverse backgrounds often feel helpless and stressful because their values are not…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Young Children, Early Intervention
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Xu, Yaoying; Filler, John W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Prematurity and low birth weight (LBW) are two major biological factors that put infants and young children at high risk for developmental delays or disabilities. While survival rates for premature and LBW children have improved, incidence figures have changed little over the past 20 years; in fact, the incidence of LBW has increased. Although the…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Premature Infants, At Risk Persons, Developmental Delays