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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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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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Windsor, Kelly S.; Woods, Juliann; Kaiser, Ann P.; Snyder, Patricia; Salisbury, Christine – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of coaching caregivers to embed both communication and motor outcomes concurrently within daily routines of their infants or toddlers with significant disabilities using Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) strategies. The coaching and embedding practices were part of a multicomponent intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychomotor Skills, Coaching (Performance), Communication Skills
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Kaiser, Ann P.; Hardy, Jessica K. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Although extensive research exists on vocabulary instruction during book reading in preschool classroom, comparatively little research has been conducted on vocabulary exposure in classroom play contexts and child vocabulary outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine Head Start teacher and child vocabulary use in dyadic play sessions and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Vocabulary, Play, Outcomes of Education
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Barton, Erin E.; Rigor, Monica N.; Pokorski, Elizabeth A.; Velez, Marina; Domingo, Maddisen – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using text messaging to deliver performance-based feedback (PF) to preservice teachers working in inclusive early childhood classrooms. A multiple baseline across behaviors single-case research design was replicated across four participants to examine the relation between PF delivered…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Written Language, Telecommunications, Feedback (Response)
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Jones, Judy; Rodger, Sylvia; Walpole, Anna; Bobir, Natasha – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Collaborative goal setting is recognized as a hallmark of good practice in early intervention (EI). This qualitative study describes mothers' and practitioners' perceptions of the utility of the Family Goal Setting Tool: Autism Spectrum Disorder Version (FGST: ASD Version), which supports family identification and prioritization of goals and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Goal Orientation, Mothers, Preschool Teachers
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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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