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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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Pooch, Abigail; Natale, Ruby; Hidalgo, Tatiana – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Universal screening of social-emotional deficits in preschool children is a promising avenue for detecting children in need of early intervention. Due to the enormity of this task, it is vital that the instruments used in universal screening be brief, inexpensive, and capable of accurately measuring social-emotional development. The Ages and…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Developmental Stages, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Killmeyer, Susan; Kaczmarek, Louise; Kostewicz, Douglas; Yelich, Amy – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by early and pervasive deficits in social orienting and social engagement. Although parent-implemented interventions using a range of responsive interactive techniques have demonstrated effectiveness to increase social engagement, more work is needed to examine how best…
Descriptors: Imitation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Sugden, Eleanor; Munro, Natalie; Trivette, Carol M.; Baker, Elise; Williams, A. Lynn – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Early childhood practitioners, including speech-language pathologists (SLPs), frequently provide home practice to children and families. For children with speech sound disorder (SSD), who comprise a large proportion of SLPs' caseloads worldwide, completing home practice can increase the amount of intervention received and improve outcomes.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Language Impairments, Delayed Speech
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Currier, Beth A.; Jones, Maria A.; DeGrace, Beth W. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Independent mobility in typically developing infants and young children has been linked to growth in many areas of child development and changes in family behavior and interaction. Research suggests similar benefits in young children with motor disability who use powered mobility. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of how…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Young Children, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility
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Vilaseca, Rosa M.; Galván-Bovaira, M. J.; González-del-Yerro, A.; Baqués, N.; Oliveira, C.; Simó-Pinatella, D.; Giné, C. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
The systemic, ecological, family-centered approach (FCA) has been shown to be the most effective approach to follow worldwide. In Spain, however, the expert-centered approach remains in force and determines the actions of professionals. The objective of this study is to present the training needs perceived by professionals in six early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Professional Personnel
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Coelho, Vera; Cadima, Joana; Pinto, Ana Isabel; Guimarães, Cristiana – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
Self-regulation can be relevant for engagement, as children need to be able to modulate behaviors and control attention to be engaged. Although previous studies focus on the relation between self-regulation and engagement, little is known about this subject in children with disabilities or at risk. This study analyzes relations between…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Control, Learner Engagement, Child Development
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Grygas Coogle, Christan; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Rahn, Naomi L.; Storie, Sloan – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effects of bug-in-ear eCoaching on teachers' use of two targeted naturalistic communication strategies and focus children's responses to these strategies. Results indicated that bug-in-ear eCoaching enhanced teachers' use of communication strategies and the appropriate responses of…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Yoder, Paul J.; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Harbison, Amy L.; Tapp, Jon T. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
A simulation study that used 3,000 computer-generated event streams with known behavior rates, interval durations, and session durations was conducted to test whether the main and interaction effects of true rate and interval duration affect the error level of uncorrected and Poisson-transformed (i.e., "corrected") count as estimated by…
Descriptors: Computation, Child Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Xu, Yun; Yang, Jian; Yao, Jing; Chen, Jun; Zhuang, Xiangxiang; Wang, Wenxiang; Zhang, Xiaoli; Lee, Gabrielle T. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
The purpose of this study was to pilot test the effects of a culturally adapted early intervention influenced by the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) on reduction of autism symptoms and severity categorization for young children with autism spectrum disorders in China. Participants were randomly assigned to either the control or intervention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Early Intervention, Young Children
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Green, Katherine B.; Gallagher, Peggy A.; Hart, Lynn – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
Math skills are critical for children's future success in school, as school-entry math knowledge is the strongest predictor of later academic achievement. Although there is a recent increase of literature on math with young children, there is a scarcity of research related to young children with disabilities. This quasi-experimental study with 50…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Disabilities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction
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Johnson, LeAnne D.; Fleury, Veronica; Ford, Andrea; Rudolph, Brenna; Young, Kelsey – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
Increased numbers of young children identified with autism combine with changing paradigms for service delivery models to create a need to ensure that information is available to facilitate implementation of effective practices in children's natural learning environments. A recent synthesis that identifies evidence-based practices (EBPs) for…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Usability, Intervention, Young Children
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