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Kilburn, Janice E.; Shapiro, Cheri J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
The current exploratory study examines the structure and function of social support for mothers of very young children (under 24 months) with a range of disabilities who are receiving Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C early intervention services. The psychological well-being and social networks of 88 mothers in one state…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mothers, Social Support Groups, Early Intervention
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Ridgley, Robyn; Snyder, Patricia A.; McWilliam, R. A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
We used two judgment-based scales to evaluate quality features of 623 individualized family service plans (IFSP) contributed by 73 service coordinators in one state. We also explored the alignment between the skills specified in child-focused IFSP outcomes, the three Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) early childhood outcome…
Descriptors: Individualized Family Service Plans, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education
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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Dueñas, Ana D.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often delayed in acquiring social initiation skills utilized during common early childhood activities. A multiple probe design was utilized to assess the efficacy of a shared book reading intervention to increase the independent commenting of three young children with ASD. The intervention resulted…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Shepley, Collin; Ault, Melinda J.; Ortiz, Kaylee; Vogler, J. Colin; McGee, Molly – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
The single-case adapted alternating treatments design allows for an experimental comparison between two independent variables applied across two equally difficult, yet functionally independent, dependent variables. The design has been used prominently within the special education and behavior analysis literature since its inception. Despite its…
Descriptors: Research Design, Standards, Research Problems, Quality Control
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Stuckey, Adrienne; Albritton, Kizzy – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Many recent studies about preschool early language and literacy skills utilize multiple assessments to identify young children who require additional multitiered instructional support. Although the use of a single screening instrument may be efficient but overidentify children in need of intervention, the universal administration of multiple…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Language Skills, At Risk Students
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha K.; Durán, Lillian K.; Miranda, Alejandra – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
For young Spanish-English dual language learners (SE-DLLs), early literacy skills, including phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge in Spanish as well as English, are crucial to their reading success. However, there is a lack of research about how SE-DLLs develop early literacy skills, and how their rates of performance can inform…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Spanish Speaking, At Risk Persons, Skill Development
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Hur, Jin Hee; Snyder, Patricia; Reichow, Brian – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Children who are dual language learners (DLLs) often have more difficulty acquiring English early literacy skills than their English monolingual peers. Much remains to be learned about efficacious early literacy instructional interventions and their effects on English early literacy skills of DLLs. The purposes of this systematic review were to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Bilingualism, English Language Learners, Literacy
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Larson, Anne L.; An, Zhe Gigi; Wood, Carla; Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Cycyk, Lauren M.; Scheffner Hammer, Carol; Escobar, Kelly; Roberts, Kate – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
The social validity of intervention research has been emphasized in special education and related fields for decades. There is relatively little focus on social validity that considers culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Eleven articles met the inclusionary criteria for this systematic review and were evaluated to describe social…
Descriptors: Intervention, Validity, Cultural Differences, Bilingualism
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Peredo, Tatiana Nogueira; Dillehay, Kelsey Maria; Kaiser, Ann P. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Evidence-based treatments for young children with developmental language delays include caregiver-implemented naturalistic interventions. However, there is little research on culturally appropriate interventions for Spanish-speaking caregivers from low-socioeconomic status (SES) households and their young children with identified language delays.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Young Children
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Kim, Sunyoung; Resua, Kimberly A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the effects of training and coaching via video and email feedback on preservice teachers' use of recommended practices. Two preservice teachers in an early childhood special education program developed action plans for implementing recommended practices and videotaped their interactions with children in a blended…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Mail
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Severini, Katherine E.; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Barton, Erin E.; Osborne, Kirsten C. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Withdrawal and multitreatment single subject research designs were used to evaluate the effectiveness of stay-play-talk (SPT) interventions on social behaviors of preschool-aged peers to children with disabilities. Each group included at least one socially competent peer and one child with Down syndrome who used an augmentative and alternative…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Peer Teaching
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Ferreira, Milene; Aguiar, Cecília; Correia, Nadine; Fialho, Margarida; Pimentel, Júlia Serpa – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Positive social experiences with peers are important for children with disabilities attending inclusive early childhood education (ECE). This study investigated the associations between classroom quality; children's verbal, social, and behavioral skills; and the friendships and social acceptance of children with disabilities, while testing the…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Acceptance, Students with Disabilities, Classroom Environment
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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Douglas, Sarah N.; Dueñas, Ana D. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) are evidence-based interventions implemented by the adults in a child's natural environment (e.g., by practitioners in classrooms). The social validity of this body of research may have an impact on the maintenance of practitioner implementation of NDBIs. We conducted a systematic review…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Educational Research, Validity
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Park, Eun-Young; Blair, Kwang-Sun Cho – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
We sought to identify, examine, and summarize empirical literature focused on early childhood behavior interventions examined using a single case research designs (SCD) and published between 2001 and 2018. Using systematic procedures, 28 studies that met established inclusion criteria were identified, reviewed, and compared with respect to general…
Descriptors: Young Children, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Garcia-Grau, Pau; Meadan, Hedda – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Interventions designed for children with disabilities and their families should be socially valid. Parent-implemented Communication Strategies-Storybook (PiCSS) is an intervention package designed to coach parents on shared storybook reading and naturalistic teaching strategies. In PiCSS program, the participating parents used the communication…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disabilities, Validity, Communication Strategies
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