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Wang, Zhidan; Zhu, Xiaoyu; Fong, Frankie T.; Meng, Jing; Wang, Haijing – Infants and Young Children, 2020
Our proclivity toward high-fidelity transmission of knowledge is one of the key mechanisms that underpins our success as a species. This study evaluated overimitation within children with hearing impairments (who had either a cochlear implant or a hearing aid) in relation to those with normal hearing. A total of seventy-two 4-year-old children…
Descriptors: Imitation, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Shahidullah, Jeffrey; Forman, Susan; Norton, Amy; Harris, Jill; Palejwala, Mohammed; Chaudhuri, Anindita – Infants and Young Children, 2020
Early identification of young children at developmental risk is important for linkage to needed services. Yet, despite guidelines for developmental screening, many pediatricians do not systematically use screening tools. Because many young children spend time in childcare settings, conducting screening in these settings may improve rates of early…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Disability Identification, Screening Tests, Attitudes
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Morales-Murillo, Catalina P.; García-Grau, Pau; Grau-Sevilla, María Dolores; Soucase-Lozano, Beatriz – Infants and Young Children, 2020
This study looked at the effect of mother's educational level, child emotional difficulties, peer interactions, age, and gender on children's sophistication level of engagement. Eighty-six randomly selected children, aged between 36 and 72 months, and 20 teachers from 5 early childhood education centers in Valencia, Spain, participated in the…
Descriptors: Infants, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Mothers
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Elbaum, Batya – Infants and Young Children, 2020
The purpose of this secondary analysis of state-collected data was to investigate developmental outcomes of preschool special education (PSE) services in a statewide cohort of participating children (n = 17,828). In line with federal performance indicators for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act early childhood programs, the outcome of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Child Development
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Lorio, Ciera; Romano, Mollie; Woods, Juliann; Brown, Jennifer – Infants and Young Children, 2020
An increasing number of researchers are examining the benefits and outcomes of caregiver-implemented interventions for young children with delays or disabilities. Most report the incorporation of multiple coaching strategies within their approach; however, definitions and descriptions of coaching strategies and processes continue to be limited.…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Problem Solving, Reflection
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Walbam, Katherine M. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Attachment is considered a fundamental aspect of social and emotional development in children. Attachment is established, in part, through sensory processes, yet many children have unique sensory needs. The present study explores the association between sensory processing disorder and attachment by examining primary caregivers' perception of the…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Perceptual Impairments, Sensory Integration, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Gerlach, Alison J.; Gignac, Joan – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Children and families receive maximum benefits from early childhood programs when families are actively engaged. "Parental involvement" is an established feature of Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) in Canada, and there is interest in increasing the knowledge on how AHSUNC sites engage with parents and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Well Being, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Dawn; Keen, Deb; Heussler, Helen; Wicks, Rachelle; Roberts, Jacqueline – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Early childhood intervention (ECI) services for children on the autism spectrum commonly espouse a family-centered approach but outcomes studies often focus solely upon the child. Mothers of 96 children on the spectrum (aged 4-5 years) completed a measure of access to ECI and the Family Outcomes Survey--Revised. Family outcomes after ECI were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Waschl, Nicolette; Xie, Huichao; Chen, Mo; Poon, Kenneth K. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Family quality of life (FQoL) constitutes an important aspect of early intervention. However, the culture bound nature of this construct necessitates validation of FQoL measures when being used in a culture different from the one in which they were developed. This study sought to understand the psychometric properties and construct validity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Characteristics, Early Intervention
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Kemp, Coral; Stephenson, Jennifer; Cooper, Megan; Hodge, Kerry – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A multiple-probe design across participants was used to investigate the effect of a peer-mediated intervention on the turn-taking behavior of 3 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attending inclusive childcare centers. An educator trained peers to support the child with a disability to take turns playing a game on an iPad. The educator…
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), Young Children
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Blackburn, Carolyn; Harvey, Merryl – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Having a child born prematurely can plunge parents into an unknown and sometimes frightening situation, where they experience a loss of control over events and reduced decision-making capacity. Preterm birth sometimes results in posttraumatic stress disorder for parents and negatively impacts on parent-child interactional patterns, especially if…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Parents, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Pan, Yi-Ling; Hwang, Ai-Wen; Simeonsson, Rune J.; Lu, Lu; Liao, Hua-Fang – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a universal language of codes to document childhood functioning. The ICF-CY Code Set for Infants with Early Delay and Disabilities (EDD Code Set) has been developed to facilitate the practical application of the ICF for children. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Classification, Coding, Infants
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Cosgrove, Kimberly; Gilkerson, Linda; Leviton, Audrey; Mueller, Mary; Norris-Shortle, Carole; Gouvêa, Marcia – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A strong relationship between parents and professionals is essential to successful early intervention. Yet, programs struggle to engage families in services. This article describes a successful pilot project to strengthen parent/professional relationships for families with children with disabilities living in a high-poverty urban area. Early…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Disabilities, Poverty
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Catalino, Tricia; Chiarello, Lisa A.; Mitchell, Marica Cox; Deppe, Janet; Gundler, Darla; Kemp, Peggy; LeMoine, Sarah; Long, Toby; Muhlenhaupt, Mary; Prelock, Patricia; Schefkind, Sandra; Stayton, Vicki; Ziegler, Deborah – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance to State Systems of Early Childhood Intervention and Institutions of Higher Education on issues related to personnel development. One initiative of the ECPC has been to collaborate…
Descriptors: Competence, Infants, Young Children, Disabilities
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Elenko, Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate's occupational therapy (OT) Program has worked over the last decade and a half providing advanced training in early intervention (EI) through 3 OT programs for practicing and preservice occupational therapists. There are many challenges in the preparation of entry-level practitioners to work…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Best Practices, Early Intervention
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