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Xu, Yaoying; Drame, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The number of young children whose home language is not English continues to increase every year in the United States. Challenges for English language learners (ELL) involve low academic achievement related to low expectations and inappropriate instruction, and inappropriate assessment instruments or procedures resulting in overrepresentation of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Young Children, Intervention
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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