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Corr, Catherine; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Greene, Jennifer C.; Meadan, Hedda; Santos, Rosa Milagros – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
Mixed methods approaches to research are gaining popularity in the social sciences. Although these approaches may be unfamiliar to many in our field, they can uniquely contribute to and enhance early childhood special education (ECSE) research. The purpose of this article is to orient ECSE researchers to the field of mixed methods social inquiry.…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education
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Rhoad-Drogalis, Anna; Justice, Laura M. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
This study applied multilevel modeling to examine the relationship between the percentage of children with mild/moderate disabilities in classrooms and children's language and literacy achievement over an academic year. The sample included 516 preschool children (mean age = 52.3 months, SD = 6.3) in 75 classrooms; 42% of the children had…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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García-Grau, Pau; Martínez-Rico, Gabriel; McWilliam, R. A.; Cañadas Pérez, Margarita – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
Early intervention (EI) has evolved toward a family-centered approach over the past decades. Despite emphasis on this philosophy, however, the field still needs to move from a child- and deficit-based approach to a family-centered one. This study aimed to be a baseline description of professional practices of 250 EI professionals in Spain during a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Family Involvement
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Hong, Soo-Young; Eum, Jungwon; Long, Yanjie; Wu, Chaorong; Welch, Greg – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
This study aimed to investigate typically developing preschoolers' behavior toward peers with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, focusing on the co-occurrence of the interactions between children with and without disabilities with various classroom contexts. Behaviors of 22 typically developing preschoolers were observed and coded on two…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Inclusion, Classroom Environment
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Dickinson, Sarah; Shaffer-Hudkins, Emily; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
Little is known about the specific practices of early interventionists, despite many young children receiving early intervention services through Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. The aim of this study was to examine knowledge and use of functionally appropriate evidence-based interventions for challenging behaviors among…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities
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Mendelsohn, Alan L.; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Huberman, Harris S.; Johnson, Samantha B.; Govind, Prashil; Kincler, Naomi; Rohatgi, Rashi; Weisleder, Adriana; Trogen, Brit; Dreyer, Benard P. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
We sought to determine whether pediatric primary care interventions targeting positive parenting among low socioeconomic status mothers resulted in reduced referrals to the New York City Early Intervention Program (NYC-EIP). Participants in Building Blocks (BB) and the Video Interaction Project (VIP) were linked with the NYC-EIP administrative…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Pediatrics, Parent Education, Primary Health Care
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Koivula, Merja; Turja, Leena; Laakso, Marja-Leena – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
This study investigated the use of a playful, narrative, vignette-based method, called Story Magician's Play Time (SMPT), in supporting children's social-emotional reasoning and in helping children practice their social skills. We set out to examine (a) in what ways children use SMPT sessions to explore social interaction situations and to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Childrens Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Duchesne, Louise; Trudeau, Natacha; MacLeod, Andrea A. N.; Bergeron, François; Thordardottir, Elin – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
In children with a hearing loss who receive cochlear implants (CIs) under the age of 2, regular assessments are conducted to monitor auditory and linguistic progress. However, the collection of authentic, representative, and reliable expressive language data on young children with CIs remains a challenge. The purpose of the study was to determine…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Infants
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Hatcher, Allison; Page, Judith – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
In this study, the authors examined the effects of training four parents from low-socioeconomic environments to use Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) with their young children with language delay. Parents were taught to use the following EMT strategies during eight to 10 individualized, home-based sessions: matched turns, expansions, time delays, and…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Teaching Methods, Parent Child Relationship, Expressive Language
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Marshall, Jennifer; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M.; Singleton, Destiny L. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
This study examined influences, factors, and processes associated with parental recognition and response to developmental concerns through interviews and focus groups with six Spanish- and 17 English-speaking parents of children aged 2 weeks to 4.5 years with developmental concerns. Results revealed that social support, perceptions of perceived…
Descriptors: Barriers, Child Development, Young Children, Developmental Delays
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Barton, Erin E.; Velez, Marina; Pokorski, Elizabeth A.; Domingo, Maddisen – Journal of Early Intervention, 2020
A multiple-baseline across behaviors design was utilized to examine the relation between performance-based feedback (PF) and the frequency of teaching teams' use of target behaviors during observation sessions with six teachers in three inclusive preschool classrooms. Teachers increased their use of target behaviors when feedback was provided and…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Feedback (Response), Team Teaching, Program Effectiveness
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Barton, Erin E.; Choi, Gounah; Mauldin, Evelyn G. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Children with disabilities demonstrate fewer complex pretend play behaviors than children with typical development, which might limit their social participation in early childhood settings. A multiple-probe design was used to examine the relation between a single prompt procedure--constant time delay--and the acquisition, maintenance, and…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Yu, SeonYeong – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
The purpose of this article is to share findings about Head Start teachers' attitudes and perceived competence toward inclusion based on data gathered from 41 instructional professionals in 18 Head Start classrooms using surveys and interviews. Results showed that all of the participating teachers agreed with inclusion and identified several…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Li, Zijia; Gooden, Caroline; Toland, Michael D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
This study provides preliminary evidence for reliability and validity of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile Strands 0-3 (HELP Strands 0-3), an assessment instrument for young children. First, the degree of interobserver agreement for a sample of representative HELP items was examined; results indicated that HELP scoring was dependable and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Early Childhood Education, Test Reliability
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García-Grau, Pau; McWilliam, R. A.; Martínez-Rico, Gabriel; Morales-Murillo, Catalina P. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Family quality of life (FQoL) is considered one of the aims of early intervention (EI) services and a good indicator of service quality. Families were recruited from EI centers in 12 of 17 communities (states) in Spain. This study describes the FQoL of 250 Spanish families with children aged 0 to 6 years in EI services during a family-centered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Environment, Early Intervention
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