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Ankrum, Julie W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This manuscript describes the current debate about the use of leveled readers during literacy instruction. Some experts claim that leveled readers are overused in classrooms, at the expense of more complex texts. As a result, students may lack exposure to sophisticated vocabulary and varied text structures. In contrast, other experts assert that…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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McGuire, Stacy N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children in early childhood classrooms (i.e., preschool through early elementary) who engage in persistent challenging behaviors often show social-emotional delays and are at risk for grade retention, referral to intervention or special education, and long-term educational and societal consequences. The social-emotional delays children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Environment, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Stockall, Nancy; Blackwell, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Students with ASD frequently experience anxiety disorders as a co-occurring condition (Kent and Simonoff in Anxiety Child Adolesc Autism Spectr Disord. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805122-1.00002-8, 2017). Symptoms related to anxiety disorders affect students with ASD in a variety of domains, including academic performance, inclusion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity
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Shamash, Emily R.; Hinman, Jocelyn A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research and practice emphasize the importance of family involvement in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, in order to address the unique and diverse challenges of families, support and resources may need to be prescribed on a case-by-case basis. This article suggests ways early intervention programs can…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Young Children, Parents, Stress Variables
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Lund, Emily M.; Corr, Catherine P.; Durán, Lillian K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Suicide is a major public health issue, and a leading cause of death in the United States. Caregivers of young children with or at-risk for disabilities and developmental delays may experience significant life stressors that increase their risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Early childhood special education (ECSE) home visitors may be in a…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Suicide, Caregivers, Young Children
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Seegert, Sara; Meehan, Taylor D.; Veres, Regina A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
In-person safety programs for pre-kindergarten children were not able to go on in their usual way during the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some communities opted to cancel the programs, one organization in Northwest Ohio chose to reformat it, knowing that this education is a critical introduction to lifelong safety habits.…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Preschool Children, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Lohmann, Marla J.; Randolph, Kathleen M.; Oh, Ji Hyun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way that schools provide instruction to learners and these changes may last for an extended period of time. One current trend is the use of hyflex instruction, which involves teachers providing instruction to students simultaneously in the classroom and online. This form of instruction provides unique challenges…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Blended Learning, Educational Environment, Electronic Learning
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Lund, Emily M.; Durán, Lillian K.; Corr, Catherine P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Parents of young children with disabilities may experience high levels of stress and psychological distress that may put them at higher risk for experiencing suicidality. Thus, early childhood home visitors (e.g., professionals who work for home-based early intervention programs) may serve as important gatekeepers for identifying and referring…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Suicide, Young Children
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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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Bruyère, Justine; Pendergrass, Emily – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This paper aims to differentiate between writing and authoring. In order to teach young authors, we believe transforming our thinking and our language surrounding the act of writing is necessary. This paper works in opposition to top-down, scripted, and pre-set curriculum guides. Instead, this process centered, inquiry-based view of authoring…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Authors
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Dorfman, Aviva B.; Kenney, Christine K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source in April, 2014, and, to reduce costs, anti-corrosion agents were omitted from water treatment. Consequently, lead leached into pipes, contaminating the water supply and exposing Flint's children to lead well beyond safety standards. The event became known as the Water Crisis, and now dominates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Urban Areas, Water Quality
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Inbar-Furst, Hagit; Douglas, Sarah N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Family-centered practices are a hallmark of early intervention (EI). Early intervention service providers are expected to engage in practices that emphasize family strengths, promote family choice and control, and develop collaborative relationships between professionals and families. In 2014 the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Feedback (Response), Child Caregivers
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Haig, Yvonne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article describes the needs analysis, implementation and outcomes of a pilot program aimed at creating books with families in ways that represent their language and culture. "Creating Books in Communities" is part of "Better Beginnings," a state-wide program, developed by the State Library of Western Australia, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Geographic Isolation, Cultural Relevance
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Sandt, Dawn D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The use of therapy dogs as an animal-assisted education (AAE) intervention in the early childhood special education classroom (ECSE) is a growing phenomenon. Research reflects the potential of using canines to support the academic and functional performance of young students with disabilities. Using therapy dogs in a classroom setting to support…
Descriptors: Animals, Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Therapy
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Taylor, Sheryl V.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
For young children, literacy is multimodal. Visual images, oral language, gestures, numbers, and other signs are intermingled with printed words during language arts activities in preschool and kindergarten. All children, in particular children from multilingual/multicultural backgrounds, draw on the social, cultural, and emotional roles and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Sociocultural Patterns
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