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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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Rahn, Naomi L.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ottley, Jennifer R. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Embedded learning opportunities are one evidence-based practice for addressing individualized education program goals for young children with special needs. In this study, we used quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze 8 early childhood special education teachers' use of embedded learning opportunities during the usual conditions of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Children
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Pekçetin, Serkan; Saridas, Bagdagül; Üstünyurt, Zeynep; Kayihan, Hülya – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the sensory-processing patterns of preterm and term children at 6 years of age. The sensory profile (SP; W. Dunn, 1999) was used to evaluate sensory-processing patterns. We compared the section and factor SP scores of 118 preterm children with those of 158 term children at 6 years of age. Preterm children…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Neonates
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Infants and Young Children, 2019
Low-risk infants discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can include infants whose stay was due to late-term prematurity, suspicion of sepsis, breathing issues, and/or feeding challenges. This study aimed to identify the degree to which sociodemographic and medical factors contribute to low-risk NICU graduates being accepted into…
Descriptors: Infants, Neonates, Hospitals, Premature Infants
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Loomis, Alysse M.; Mogro-Wilson, Cristina – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Young Hispanic children make up an increasing percentage of children enrolled in preschools; however, little is known about the effects of adversity on their preschool outcomes. This pilot study uses descriptive, correlational, and hierarchical multiple regression analyses to explore the relationship between cumulative adversity, teacher-rated and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Sucuoglu, Bülbin; Bakkaloglu, Hatice; Demir, Seyda; Atalan, Derya – Infants and Young Children, 2019
This study compared the developmental gains of preschool children with disabilities (CWD) and children without disabilities (CWOD) during a year they spent in preschools and examined the predictors of development in both groups (60 CWD and 57 CWOD) of children. Data on the social skills, problem behaviors, school adjustment level, student-teacher…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Child Development, Interpersonal Competence, Teaching Methods
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Ren, Lixin; Garcia, Aileen S.; Esteraich, Jan M.; Encinger, Amy; Raikes, Helen H.; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The demographic composition in the United States has undergone shifts due to increasing immigration. This may change the way we think about families and children in the United States, and it is important to include immigrant families in parenting research. This study examined the relations between parent-child relationships and preschool-aged…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Mayes, Susan D. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Brief, clinically feasible instruments are needed to assess autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers and preschoolers so that children can access early evidence-based intervention. Study purposes were to (1) compare scores on the 30-item Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) and 6-item CASD-Short Form (CASD-SF) for toddlers and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Toddlers, Preschool Children
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Childress, Dana C.; Nichols, Sarah; Schnurr, Melissa – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A survey was distributed in 8 states to learn about perceived strengths and challenges of service coordination from those working in early intervention (EI) programs under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Survey responses from 769 service coordinators and other EI personnel in 8 states provide an overview of state systems…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Delivery Systems, Coordination, Coordinators
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Noyes-Grosser, Donna M.; Elbaum, Batya; Wu, Yan; Siegenthaler, Kirsten M.; Cavalari, Rachel S.; Gillis, Jennifer M.; Romanczyk, Raymond G. – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be diagnosed as early as 18 months of age. State Early Intervention (EI) programs under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are serving increasing numbers of children with ASD; however, little is known about outcomes of these services. This study evaluated the impact of EI for…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Hanline, Mary Frances; Dennis, Lindsay; Warren, Amy – Infants and Young Children, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe early childhood special education service providers' perceptions of the use of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) in their preschool classrooms as a result of participation in MELD (Multimodal Early Language Development) AAC professional development. MELD is a multicounty project…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Morales Murillo, Catalina Patricia; McWilliam, R. A.; Grau Sevilla, María Dolores; García Grau, Pau – Infants and Young Children, 2018
This article presents a pilot study of the 3M Preschool Routines Functioning Scale (3M) with Spanish children. Twenty teachers and 285 children, from 6 early childhood education centers in Valencia, Spain, participated. The teachers completed one 3M scale on each child in their classrooms. We studied the internal consistency of the scores of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Meadan, Hedda; Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Schraml-Block, Kristen – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Early intervention (EI) service providers working with young children with developmental disabilities and delays and their families often utilize coaching practices to engage caregivers in the EI process. Within the literature, the usefulness of coaching has been identified. However, little is known about how coaching practices look in…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays
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Donegan-Ritter, Mary; Van Meeteren, Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2018
This article describes how practice-based coaching was used with Early Head Start infant and toddler teachers to support their use of evidence-based language facilitation strategies. Video-based self-refection and focused feedback allowed teachers to recognize what they were already doing well and increased the fidelity of evidence-based…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Coaching (Performance), Language Acquisition
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