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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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Hughes-Scholes, Carolyn H.; Gavidia-Payne, Susana – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current emphasis on accountability and delivery of quality early childhood intervention (ECI) programs calls for the examination of outcomes and associated factors. The aim of the present study was twofold: (1) to examine changes in child and family outcomes, parental self-efficacy and perceptions of family-centered practices following…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Child Rearing, Parents
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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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Welchons, Leah Wildenger; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The transition to kindergarten is regarded as a critical early childhood developmental milestone with important implications for later school outcomes. Little prior research has focused on predictors of socio-behavioral kindergarten outcomes using longitudinal research designs. Further, few studies have examined kindergarten transition using…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Predictor Variables, Social Influences
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Weeks, Kaja – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Communicative and social capacities are known to be of primary developmental importance to all children and often present a particular difficulty for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. A recurring challenge for teachers is achieving effective communication with children who span developmental diversity (e.g. inclusive settings or those…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Student Needs, Communication Strategies
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Quintero, Nicole; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The transition to kindergarten represents an important developmental milestone for children and may pose unique challenges to children with disabilities, their families, and teachers. The primary goal of the current study was to investigate teacher concerns regarding the transition to kindergarten as well as teacher and parent-reported transition…
Descriptors: Autism, Parent Participation, Developmental Disabilities, Parent School Relationship
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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
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Favazza, Paddy C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Offers suggestions to kindergarten teachers for creating a more accepting environment in their classrooms for children with disabilities. Three key influences in attitude formation are discussed--indirect experiences, direct experiences, and the child's primary social group--and ideas for examining these influences and adapting them are suggested.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Classroom Environment
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Morrison, Rebecca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Argues that inclusion of children with disabilities into various preschool settings presents opportunities for early childhood educators to address issues of differences through the use of effective tools and teaching strategies. Suggests that a journal-type portfolio is a tool early-childhood educators can use to enhance the acceptance of…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Developmental Disabilities, Differences, Disabilities
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Neeley, Phyllis Miles; Neeley, Richard A.; Justen, Joseph E., III; Tipton-Sumner, Carla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Investigated feasibility of teaching socio-dramatic play through the use of a verbal script to increase sophistication of free play behavior in preschoolers with developmental disabilities. Found support for the clinical utility of scripted play as a teaching strategy for such children. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Dramatic Play