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Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Hamby, Deborah W.; Long, Anna Lauren – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2015
The results from a content analysis of coursework required and offered at the 58 North Carolina Community Colleges to obtain an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in early childhood education are described. The analyses were conducted to determine the likelihood that the courses could include content knowledge or practice on 12 infant and child…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, Health
Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Derryberry, Graham – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
The effects of a socially interactive robot on the conversational turns between four young children with autism and their mothers were investigated as part of the intervention study described in this research report. The interventions with each child were conducted over 4 or 5 days in the children's homes where a practitioner facilitated…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Interaction, Intervention
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Simkus, Andrew – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
Findings from a meta-analysis of studies investigating the use of five different assistive technology devices (switch interfaces, powered mobility, computers, augmentative communication, weighted/pressure vests) with young children with disabilities are reported. One hundred and nine studies including 1,342 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Technology Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Young Children
Dunst, Carl J.; Prior, Jeremy; Hamby, Deborah W.; Trivette, Carol M. – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
Findings from two studies of 11 young children with autism, Down syndrome, or attention deficit disorders investigating the effects of Popchilla, a socially interactive robot, on the children's affective behavior are reported. The children were observed under two conditions, child-toy interactions and child-robot interactions, and ratings of child…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Interaction, Intervention
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Hamby, Deborah W.; Embler, Davon – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
A number of different types of socially interactive robots are being used as part of interventions with young children with disabilities to promote their joint attention and language skills. Parents' judgments of two dimensions (acceptance and importance) of the social validity of four different social robots were the focus of the study described…
Descriptors: Robotics, Interaction, Intervention, Parent Surveys
Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Derryberry, Graham – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
The effects of a socially interactive robot on the vocalization production of five children with disabilities (4 with autism, 1 with a sensory processing disorder) were the focus of the intervention study described in this research report. The interventions with each child were conducted over 4 or 5 days in the children's homes and involved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Interaction, Intervention
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Hamby, Deborah W.; Embler, Davon – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
Findings from a survey of parents' ratings of seven different human-like qualities of four socially interactive robots are reported. The four robots were Popchilla, Keepon, Kaspar, and CosmoBot. The participants were 96 parents and other primary caregivers of young children with disabilities 1 to 12 years of age. Results showed that Popchilla, a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Parent Attitudes, Interaction
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Prior, Jeremy; Derryberry, Graham – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
Findings from two studies investigating the effects of a socially interactive robot on the vocalization production of young children with disabilities are reported. The two studies included seven children with autism, two children with Down syndrome, and two children with attention deficit disorders. The Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Interaction, Intervention
Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Meter, Diana – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2012
Meta-analyses of the findings from 29 studies including 4,194 early childhood practitioners showed that different practitioner belief appraisals (endorsement, importance, self-efficacy) were related to the intent to use and the adoption and use of different kinds of early childhood practices (developmentally appropriate practices, curricular…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Meter, Diana; Hamby, Deborah W. – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2011
The effectiveness of different types of practices for promoting practitioner and parent adoption of different kinds of assistive technology and adaptations with young children birth to 105 months of age was the focus of a meta-analysis. Six operationally defined adult learning method characteristics and between 2 and 5 practices for each…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Meta Analysis, Adult Learning
Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J. – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2011
This monograph includes the final report for a project funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council for "Measuring Outcomes for Children" (2008 RFP). The goal of the project was to "develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of an instrument designed to measure life outcomes of children with disabilities being…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Children, Surveys, Experience
Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; O'Herin, Chainey E. – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2009
The effectiveness of four adult learning methods (accelerated learning, coaching, guided design, and just-in-time training) constituted the focus of this research synthesis. Findings reported in "How People Learn" (Bransford et al., 2000) were used to operationally define six adult learning method characteristics, and to code and analyze…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Coding, Teaching Methods
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Hill, Glinda – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute (NJ1), 2007
This practice guide includes a description of the development and use of a universal checklist for identifying infants and toddlers that may be eligible for early intervention. The checklist was specifically developed to facilitate and streamline the identification of potentially eligible children without the need to administer screening or…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Toddlers
Dunst, Carl J. – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute (NJ1), 2006
Procedures for using a decision algorithm for determining whether an infant or toddler is eligible for Part C early intervention is the focus of this eligibility determination practice guideline. An algorithm is a step-by-step problem-solving procedure or decision-making process that results in a solution or accurate decision in a finite number of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Eligibility, Young Children, Evaluation Methods