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Barnes, Erica M.; Dickinson, David K. – Exceptionality, 2017
We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial, we analyzed comments defined as utterances that give, explain, expand, or define. Comments were…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others
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Ok, Min Wook; Rao, Kavita; Bryant, Brian R.; McDougall, Dennis – Exceptionality, 2017
Some researchers have characterized Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a promising framework to provide diverse students with access to the general education curriculum, but to what extent and how have UDL-based interventions fulfilled that promise? The purpose of this review was to analyze studies that investigated impacts of UDL-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Boyd, Brian A.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Asmus, Jennifer; McKenney, Elizabeth – Exceptionality, 2011
Deficits in social relatedness with same-age peers are a defining characteristic of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and are likely to manifest themselves during social interactions with typically developing peers in classroom settings. Researchers have documented that children with Autism Spectrum Disorders engage in low rates of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Observation, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Cress, Cynthia J.; Epstein, Michael H.; Synhorst, Lori – Exceptionality, 2010
This article reports three studies that evaluated the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the "Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale" (PreBERS) (Epstein & Synhorst, 2009). First, teachers rated 63 children receiving school services for disability on the PreBERS, with two ratings one month apart. Second,…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Rating Scales
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Curle, Deirdre; Jamieson, Janet; Poon, Brenda T.; Buchanan, Marla; Norman, Nancy; Zaidman-Zait, Anat – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
The transition to school can be a complicated process for families of children with exceptionalities (Janus, Lefort, Cameron, & Kopechanski, 2007). Little is known about the transition to school specifically for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The aim of this study was to examine the communication that occurred among early…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Stakeholders
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Diamond, Karen E.; Hong, Soo-Young; Tu, Huifang – Exceptionality, 2008
Understanding children's decisions to include a child with a disability in activities is an important component of the social environment of children with disabilities. We examined preschool children's understanding of the motor and social competence of hypothetical children with a physical disability, children's decisions to include or exclude a…
Descriptors: Play, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Children, Social Environment
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Tsao, Ling-Ling; Odom, Samuel L.; Buysse, Virginia; Skinner, Marti; West, Tracy; Vitztum-Komanecki, Joann – Exceptionality, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the social participation of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool programs. One hundred forty-three preschool-aged children with disabilities were observed in classrooms representing four organizational contexts: community-based, Head Start, public school, and blended. Children's and…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Disabilities, Interaction
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Lieber, Joan; Horn, Eva; Palmer, Susan; Fleming, Kandace – Exceptionality, 2008
As stipulated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, preschool children are provided with access to the general education curriculum when they are in settings with children without disabilities and when their learning outcomes are met in these settings. In this article, we describe how access can be achieved through a…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, General Education, Academic Achievement, Disabilities
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Farran, Dale C. – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
In the United States, for typically developing children, age has historically been the most common factor determining when a child starts formal schooling. Recently, there has been increased emphasis on other indicators of being ready for school. Beginning with Head Start in 1965 and mushrooming into state-funded prekindergarten programs in most…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Intervention, Low Income
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Graham, Ashley; McNamara, John; VanLankveld, Jackie – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Emergent literacy programs for young children are significantly more effective when caregivers are integral components of program delivery. This is particularly important when designing programs for vulnerable children such as those with lower academic achievement due to learning and language disabilities, lower socioeconomic environments, or…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Caregiver Role, Program Effectiveness, Family Literacy
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McNamara, John K.; Vervaeke, Sherri-Leigh; Lankveld, Jackie Van – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
This exploratory study measured the efficacy of an emergent literacy intervention program designed to support preschool children who have been identified as having specific language impairments. Specifically, the study compares two intervention approaches--an experimental emergent literacy intervention and a traditional intervention based on…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Hoskyn, Maureen; Tzoneva, Irina – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
The authors examined the nature of the working memory system that underlies age differences of young, preschool-aged children. Measures of working memory, short-term memory, articulation speed, general intelligence, and writing were administered to 166 Canadian preschool-aged children aged 3 to 5 years. Findings generally support the hypothesis…
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Short Term Memory, Literacy