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Chernego, Daria I.; McCall, Robert B.; Wanless, Shannon B.; Groark, Christina J.; Vasilyeva, Marina J.; Palmov, Oleg I.; Nikiforova, Natalia V.; Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J. – Infants and Young Children, 2018
This study examined the effect of a social-emotional intervention implemented in one St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) institution (called a Baby Home, BH) on the general behavioral development of preterm children (gestational ages of 30-36 weeks) during their first 2 years of life. The intervention consisted of training caregivers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Intervention, Child Development
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Spence, Christine M.; Connor, Susan M.; Burke, Ted; Cheema, Jehanzeb R.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Infants and Young Children, 2018
A statewide needs assessment was conducted with early interventionists to gather information on perceived professional development (PD) needs. Across 3 years, 4,455 early interventionists responded to an online survey. Data were analyzed for reported needs on PD topics in seven broad areas related to early intervention processes and content.…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Early Intervention, Professional Development, Online Surveys
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Cunha, Ana C. B.; Berkovits, Michelle D.; Albuquerque, Karolina A. – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Developmental assessment scales are important tools for determining developmental delays and planning preventive interventions. One broad assessment scale used to evaluate child development is the Battelle Developmental Inventories (BDIs). The BDI-2 has a standardized version in English with good psychometric properties and a translated version in…
Descriptors: Child Development, Measures (Individuals), Young Children, Literature Reviews
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Hurley, Jennifer J.; Looby, Winnie; Goodrum, Ashley R.; Campbell, Elizabeth M.; Bonti, Gregg K.; Raymon, Becca A.; Condon, Rebecca; Schwaeber, Sami E.; Mauceri, Melina E.; Bourne, Erin M.; Callahan, Elizabeth D.; Hardy, Danielle L.; Mathews, Pamela – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Early intervention (EI) services are provided for families and children at risk for or with developmental delays. Early intervention includes services that are provided in the natural environment as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004). The natural environment is where children and families would naturally spend…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Homeless People, Developmental Delays
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Frantz, Rebecca; Hansen, Sarah Grace; Squires, Jane; Machalicek, Wendy – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Child development occurs within the context of the child's family, neighborhood, and community environment. Early childhood providers support positive outcomes, not only for the children with whom they directly work with but also for their families. Families of children with developmental delays often experience unique challenges. A family…
Descriptors: Child Development, Resilience (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Family Needs
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Porter, Sallie; Mimm, Nancy – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Zika virus infection-associated microcephaly has generated public health and media concern. Unsettling images emerging from Brazil of infants with abnormally small heads have raised concern among women of childbearing age, international travelers, government officials, and health care professionals. The World Health Organization declared the most…
Descriptors: Infants, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy
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Branson, Diane; Bingham, Ann – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Despite the benefits of early intervention for children, the majority of children with developmental delays are not identified prior to the age of 5 years. Child care providers could aid in recognition of children at risk for developmental delays; however, there is little research on this topic. This article reports on a qualitative research study…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Delays, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons
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Hubel, Grace S.; Schreier, Alayna; Wilcox, Brian L.; Flood, Mary Fran; Hansen, David J. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Home visitation programs are designed to provide comprehensive services that promote parent's abilities to create stable, nurturing care environments for their children. In order for program goals to be met, parents must participate actively and be engaged with the programs' mission. However, promoting engagement and participation are complex…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Preschool Children, Semi Structured Interviews, Social Isolation
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Storie, Sloan; Rahn, Naomi L.; Burt, Amy Kurowski – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Research suggests that there is a gap in what we know is best practice and what is taking place in inclusive early childhood classrooms for children identified with autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this single-case design study was to examine the effect of eCoaching on (a) a preschool special educator's use of embedded learning…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Elbaum, Batya; Celimli-Aksoy, Seniz; Marshall, Jennifer T.; Berkovits, Michelle D. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
In recent years, many states have narrowed their eligibility criteria for participation in the IDEA Part C early intervention (EI) program for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. However, there is scant research on the effects of such a policy change on the population of children served or on the timing of children's…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Eligibility, Criteria, Enrollment
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Boyce, Lisa K.; Seedall, Ryan B.; Innocenti, Mark S.; Roggman, Lori A.; Cook, Gina A.; Hagman, Amanda M.; Jump Norman, Vonda K. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
We examined the effects of our parent-child interaction focused bookmaking intervention with 89 families and their toddlers receiving early intervention services. Participating early intervention providers (N = 24) were assigned to either continue providing services as usual or participate in training to implement the bookmaking approach in their…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Books, Learning Activities, Early Intervention
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Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Quintanilla, Laura; Ojeda, Vanesa; Lucas-Molina, Beatriz – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Romas are one of the largest minority groups in Spain and Europe, but no specific data on children's socioemotional learning are available. Our goal was to determine the level of socioemotional knowledge of a group of 4- and 5-year-old Roma children and to implement an intervention program at school. Forty-three Roma children participated…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Blasco, Patricia M.; Guy, Sybille; Saxton, Sage N.; Duvall, Susanne W. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Infants with low birth weight (LBW = 2,500 g) are at high risk for developmental delays, including cognitive impairments. Retrospective studies have shown that these children often have learning and/or behavioral difficulties at school age. Early evaluation and enrollment in early intervention (EI) programs may reduce the impact of these…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Infants, Body Weight, At Risk Persons
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Luo, Li; Snyder, Patricia; Clark, Cinda L.; Hong, Xiumin – Infants and Young Children, 2017
The social domain is 1 of 5 preschool curricular domains in mainland China. Chinese preschool teachers are expected to use teaching practices that foster young children's social competence. The purpose of this study was to explore a small sample of Chinese preschool teachers' use of teaching and behavior support practices associated with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Models, Positive Behavior Supports
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Able, Harriet; West, Tracey A.; Lim, Chih Ing – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Ethical considerations are integral to our professional lives when we are faced with difficult choices regarding services and supports for children and families. Often, the right choice in service delivery for young children with disabilities ages birth to 5 years is unclear due to a myriad of factors potentially creating ethical dilemmas. This…
Descriptors: Ethics, Early Intervention, Focus Groups, Allied Health Personnel
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