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Wicks, Rachelle; Paynter, Jessica; Adams, Dawn – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Family outcomes of early intervention (EI) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have received limited research attention to date. This study explored potential predictors of family outcomes and EI perceived helpfulness on the Family Outcomes Survey--Revised, utilizing an adapted double ABCX framework. Participants were 97 mothers of children aged 4…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Predictor Variables, Early Intervention
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Ros-Demarize, Rosmary; Graziano, Paulo A. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
The current study examined the feasibility and initial efficacy of the Summer Treatment Program for Pre-kindergarteners (STP-PreK) with 37 preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and externalizing behavior problems (EBP). Parents and teachers reported on children's behavior, social/adaptive skills, and self-regulation. Children completed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Summer Programs, Preschool Children
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Grisham, Jennifer; Waddell, Misti; Crawford, Rebecca; Toland, Michael – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
The purpose of this article is to provide evidence of the technical adequacy of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System--Third Edition (AEPS-3). The AEPS has long been identified as one of the most psychometrically sound early childhood curriculum-based assessments. In this article, results of three studies of technical adequacy are…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Curriculum Based Assessment, Psychometrics
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Milam, Molly E.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Barton, Erin E. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Using a multiple probe design across peer buddy-target child dyads, we evaluated the effects of an intervention package (i.e., brief training, system of least prompts, visual supports) on peer buddies' use of stay-play-talk (SPT) with their classmates who were socially isolated (target children). All six peer buddies increased their use of SPT…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Intervention, Play
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Amsbary, Jessica; Able, Harriet; Schertz, Hannah H.; Odom, Samuel L. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Parent-implemented interventions (PIIs) hold promise for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Yet, reports of parent and family perceptions regarding PIIs are limited. The present study's purpose was to gain parent perceptions regarding the helpful and challenging intervention components and contextual factors in…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Greenwood, Charles R.; Carta, Judith J.; Schnitz, Alana G.; Higgins, Susan; Buzhardt, Jay; Walker, Dale; Jia, Fan; Irvin, Dwight – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Measures of young children's social development are needed in the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) approach to early childhood. In 2004, we reported initial development of an observational measure of infants' and toddlers' social skills designed for early educators, the Early Social Indicator (ESI). Here, we report preliminary findings on the…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Social Indicators, Child Development
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Hooper, Alison; Hallam, Rena – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how many home-based providers care for young children with disabilities. Through secondary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Incidence, Child Care, Disabilities, Predictor Variables
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Nicastri, Maria; Giallini, Ilaria; Ruoppolo, Giovanni; Prosperini, Luca; de Vincentiis, Marco; Lauriello, Maria; Rea, Monica; Traisci, Gabriella; Mancini, Patrizia – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Deaf children with cochlear implants (CIs) need a supportive family environment to facilitate language development. The present study was designed to assess the effects of parent training (PT) on enhancing children's communication development. The PT was based on the "It Takes Two to Talk" model, with specific adaptations for families of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Family Environment
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Markelz, Andrew; Riden, Benjamin; Hooks, Sara D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
Multicomponent interventions have successfully increased early childhood teachers' rates of behavior-specific praise (BSP); however, package interventions do not allow for nuanced examinations of intervention components. We examined the effects of an intervention package with training, goal setting, self-monitoring, and tactile prompting on early…
Descriptors: Self Management, Goal Orientation, Prompting, Stimuli
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Decker, Kalli B.; Meldrum, Jacie; Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell; Foster, Tricia D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) clearly outlined recommended practices for the provision of Part C services. However, there may be challenges in rural areas associated with services aligning with these recommended practices. Therefore, this study focuses on how families experience Part C services and the extent to which services align with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Early Intervention, Rural Areas, Parents
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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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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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