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Hardy, Jessica K.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Early math instruction is the subject of increasing attention by early childhood researchers. There is evidence to suggest that early math skills are highly predictive of later academic achievement but that there are disparities in early math skills among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a systematic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, At Risk Students, Teaching Methods
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Spencer, Trina D.; Petersen, Douglas B.; Restrepo, M. Adelaida; Thompson, Marilyn; Gutierrez Arvizu, Maria Nelly – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Standards of academic performance place a high demand on students' English language. To help Spanish-speaking preschoolers who are developing English as a second language meet these demands, researchers recommend strengthening their first language to facilitate development of their second language. Head Start teachers and research assistants…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
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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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Odom, Samuel L.; Butera, Gretchen; Diamond, Karen E.; Hanson, Marci J.; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan; Fleming, Kandace; Marquis, Janet – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Children's School Success (CSS) curriculum for 4-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs designed to prepare them for success in their early public school grades. The study took place in preschool classes located in five regionally distributed states, all of which were inclusive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Larson, Anne L.; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Root, Amy Kennedy; Bougher-Muckian, Hilary – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
We used a multiple-probe single-case design to determine whether there was a functional relation between peer-delivered, technology-enhanced, performance-based feedback (TEPF) and early intervention (EI) providers' use of family engagement strategies and embedded learning opportunities. Participants included three coaches, three EI providers,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Teaching, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Hendrix, Nicole M.; Hojnoski, Robin L.; Missall, Kristen N. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Shared book reading can facilitate meaningful mathematical interactions. This study extends prior research by exploring the effect of book content and parent training in shared book reading. A comparison phase embedded within a multiple baseline design across participants was used with three Head Start parent-child dyads to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Parent Child Relationship
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Belardi, Katie; Amsbary, Jessica; Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP) is a classroom-based intervention targeting the social-communication and play development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. We used a multimethod approach to measuring intervention fidelity, including adherence, exposure, treatment differentiation, and quality of treatment…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Osborne, Kirsten; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Martin, Jessica; Thorne, Katelyn – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Multitreatment designs were used to evaluate the relative effectiveness of multicomponent Stay, Play, Talk (SPT) interventions on peer social behaviors for two groups of children, each including one Participant With Autism Spectrum Disorder (PWA) and two socially competent peers. Children were trained to use buddy strategies during 5-min free-play…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Behavior, Behavior Modification, Peer Relationship
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Banerjee, Rashida; Movahedazarhouligh, Sara; Millen, Kaitlyn; Luckner, John L. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Valid and evidence-informed practices are critical to help young children with disabilities and their families with highly effective interventions and instruction to reach their potentials. Replication research is critical for appraising research and identifying evidence-based practices. The purpose of this study was to replicate the methods used…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Replication (Evaluation)
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Schebell, Shannon; Shepley, Collin; Mataras, Theologia; Wunderlich, Kara – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Children with communication delays often display difficulties labeling stimuli in their environment, particularly related to actions. Research supports direct instruction with video and picture stimuli for increasing children's action labeling repertoires; however, no studies have compared which type of stimuli results in more efficient,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Communication Problems, Communication Disorders
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Hojnoski, Robin L.; Caskie, Grace I. L.; Miller Young, Robin – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Data indicate that children with disabilities typically display lower levels of proficiency in mathematics than their nondisabled peers, with this difference remaining stable over time. Although literature exists regarding school-age children, few studies have examined early numeracy skills of preschoolers and child characteristics associated with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Preschool Children, Numeracy, Comparative Analysis
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Barger, Brian; Rice, Catherine; Simmons, Christina Anne; Wolf, Rebecca – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Authors conducted a systematic literature review on early identification steps leading at-risk young children to connect with Part C services. Authors classified data collection settings as primary (settings for general population) or specialized (settings for children at risk of developmental delay) and according to the phases of early…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Romano, Mollie; Woods, Juliann – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
This study used a single-case, multiple baseline design to examine the effectiveness of collaborative coaching on three Early Head Start (EHS) teachers' use of responsive communication strategies with toddlers with communication delays. Child communication targets and teacher communication strategies were measured as secondary outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged Youth, Intervention, Play
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Salisbury, Christine; Woods, Juliann; Snyder, Patricia; Moddelmog, Kierstin; Mawdsley, Helena; Romano, Mollie; Windsor, Kelly – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Despite an emphasis in the field on triadic approaches to the delivery of early intervention (EI), remarkably little is known about the shared experiences of caregivers (CGs) and providers during home visits. Within the context of developing, refining, and evaluating the "Embedded Practices and Intervention With Caregivers" (EPIC)…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Caregiver Attitudes, Early Intervention
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