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Diana L. Abarca; Mollie Romano; Estrella Rodriguez – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2024
Latin American families' history and life experiences impact the priorities and values the families have for their children with disabilities. It may be beneficial for early intervention (EI) providers to explore and integrate Latin American families' backgrounds to improve EI services. We completed a qualitative interview study using a collective…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Background, Coaching (Performance)
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Michelle M. Sands; Hedda Meadan – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2024
The transition to kindergarten (TTK) occurs at a stage in a child's development when it can have a direct impact on later school success. For children with disabilities, TTK may be especially challenging, and U.S. federal policy provides limited guidance and mandates related to use of practices to support children with disabilities and their…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Students with Disabilities
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Sharon Doubet; Michaelene M. Ostrosky; Amanda C. Quesenberry – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2024
The purpose of this descriptive study was to highlight the experiences of 11 child care providers whose classrooms included preschoolers who engaged in persistent challenging behavior, thus expanding the limited literature on this topic. This qualitative study included two interviews with each provider. The results center around the effect of…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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Lindsay R. Dennis; Kelly Farquharson; Anne Reed; Rebecca Summy; Jennifer Westmoreland; Kimberline Clark – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2024
This study examined the effects of practice-based coaching with scripted supports designed to support paraeducators and speech-language pathology assistants (SLP-As) as they implement evidence-based shared book reading strategies with preschoolers with language delays. A single-case, multiple baseline across behaviors was employed. Five U.S.…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Speech Language Pathology, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Students with Disabilities
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Harvey, Hattie; Wennerstrom, Erin Kinavey – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Advancing equity in early childhood education is crucial as our broader society faces issues of inequities across systems, including education. Professionals must honor children's home language and cultural contexts, coming from a perspective of value and respect rather than from a traditionally dominant Eurocentric perspective. Through this…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Special Education, Parent Attitudes, Native Language
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Erwin, Elizabeth J.; Bacon, Jessica K.; Lalvani, Priya – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Young learners often are enchanted with the world, fascinated by the ordinary, and absorbed in the present moment. We explore interconnected ideas about how young children's natural proclivity toward being curious and noticing differences among people should be harnessed toward socially just ends. We consider ways in which joyfulness in learning…
Descriptors: Young Children, Inquiry, Social Justice, Early Childhood Education
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Frick, Teran A.; Schnitz, Alana G.; Cosand, Ky; Horn, Eva M.; Zimmerman, Kathleen N. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
This systematic review explores the topic of Part C Early Intervention (EI) dosage reporting and decision-making factors. From an extensive search following PRISMA guidelines, we identified 14 interdisciplinary studies (combination of descriptive, correlational, mixed method, qualitative, and single case design) that met the criteria and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Waschl, Nicolette; Poon, Kenneth K.; Chen, Mo; Xie, Huichao – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
The Family Outcomes Survey--Revised (FOS-R) measures family outcomes of services for young children with disabilities or developmental delays, and it can be used to investigate change in outcome achievement over time. To confirm the validity of FOS-R change scores, it must be established that the FOS-R measures the same construct over time; if so,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities
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Kong, Na Young; Hurless, Nicole – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Vocabulary plays a critical role in later reading achievement of emergent bilingual children (EBC) who are learning two languages. Given emerging vocabulary intervention research for EBC, we synthesize studies on vocabulary interventions designed for preschool and kindergarten EBC to provide the cumulative knowledge on the following dimensions:…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Stein, Rachel – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
We surveyed early childhood personnel in the U.S. state of Colorado to explore reported practices during the initial evaluation of young children for early intervention or preschool special education. One hundred early childhood personnel participated. Overall, reported evaluation practices and processes matched recommended practices and met legal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Hampton, Lauren H.; Herrera-Carrillo, Francisco Eugenio; Vargas Londono, Fabiola; Villarreal, Enrique G.; Martínez Cueto, Ana Paula – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Parents of children on the autism spectrum are important members of their child's early intervention team, yet there are multiple barriers to translating evidence-based parent-mediated interventions in Mexico. We examined early intervention needs in the Mexican population and compared these needs to those of the Latinx Spanish-speaking population…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Speech Language Pathology, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Mrachko, Alicia A.; Kaczmarek, Louise A.; Kostewicz, Douglas E.; Vostal, Brooks – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
We examined adult behavioral skills training (BST) for home-based therapeutic support staff (TSS) using a naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (NDBI) with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) derived from Project ImPACT. We taught three TSS to use interactive strategies with online modules, in-vivo training, and ongoing…
Descriptors: Training, Home Programs, Behavior Modification, Young Children
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Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Carter Clopet, Tracy M.; Williford, Amanda P.; Alamos, Pilar; Hasbrouck, Sadie – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Best practices in early childhood include using measures to identify children's social-emotional and behavioral needs within routine, naturalistic preschool contexts. Aligned with best practices, we examined the combined utility of two contextual measures, a teacher report and a direct observation of classroom behavior, in the context of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Moran, Kaitlin K.; Sheppard, Mary E. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Several types of professionals support families of young children with disabilities as they navigate the early intervention and early childhood special education systems (EI/ECSE). Medical professionals are often the first to discuss service provision with families, while EI/ECSE providers are responsible for evaluating, determining eligibility,…
Descriptors: Physicians, Special Education Teachers, Young Children, Disabilities
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Walker, Dale; Buzhardt, Jay; Jia, Fan; Schnitz, Alana; Irvin, Dwight W.; Greenwood, Charles R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2023
Engaging, focusing, and persisting in the completion of tasks are among the skills needed for school success. Tracking whether a child is learning cognitive problem-solving skills is essential in knowing if they are acquiring skills important for development and school readiness; and if not, how they are responding to early intervention. Use of…
Descriptors: Infants, Problem Solving, Child Development, Cognitive Development
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