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Stegenga, Sondra M.; Skubel, Anna; Corr, Catherine; Nagro, Sarah – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
In early care and education (ECE), including early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE), professionals regularly express a love for the individualized nature of the work with children and families as a large reason why they enter this workforce. This article aims to provide ECE professionals supporting young children with…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Head Start, Disadvantaged Youth
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Jackson, Elizabeth M.; Hanline, Mary Frances; Whalon, Kelly – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
Many early childhood educators use the evidenced-based practice of interactive shared book reading (ISBR) to promote the development of important communication and literacy skills. ISBR for preschoolers has been shown to build both vocabulary and conceptual knowledge, which in turn contributes to later language and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Strategies, Preschool Children
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Wahman, Charis L.; Light-Shriner, Cheryl L.; Pizzella, Danielle M. – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
Reported percentages of young children who engage in challenging behavior is estimated between 10% and 20%. This percentage is even greater for children with disabilities. Not surprisingly, when young children with challenging behavior do not receive services and supports early on, they can experience negative social and emotional outcomes long…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Students with Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Poole, Molly E.; Fettig, Angel; McKee, Rachel A.; Gauvreau, Ariane N. – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
Early intervention (EI) providers--who deliver Part C services under the purview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children birth-3 years old with/at risk of disabilities--play an important role in promoting the development of young children and their caregivers. Enhancing caregiver capacity to meet the developmental…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Disabilities
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Green, Katherine B.; Towson, Jacqueline P. – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
Preschoolers can learn mathematics from opportunities throughout their day, such as through play and storybook readings (Clements & Sarama, 2007; Green et al., 2018; Hassinger-Das et al., 2018). In fact, the early years are an advantageous time to introduce children to formal mathematical operations, as preschoolers often have a spontaneous…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature
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Rivera, Christopher J.; Haughney, Kathryn L.; Clark, Kelly A.; Werunga, Robai – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
Although research is somewhat limited, Rivera et al. (2019) provide some guidance for successful practices for young children who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD), more specifically those who are identified as English learners. Across their literature review, common themes for…
Descriptors: Young Children, Students with Disabilities, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Mickelson, Ann M.; McCorkle, Laura S.; Hoffman, Rebecca – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
It has been well documented that children's development is enhanced within the context of supportive parent-child relationships (Mortensen & Mastergeorge, 2014). Research also indicates that any daily activity of a child holds the potential for multiple learning opportunities if parents and other caregivers are supported in their capacity to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Catlett, Camille – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
In Easy as 1, 2, 3, authors Katherine B. Green and Jacqueline P. Towson share an approach for integrating early math concepts and shared book reading to support positive outcomes for young children, including those with disabilities. The timing of this article is perfect, as it coincides with the availability of additional free and readily…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sun, Tiantian; Bowles, Ryan P.; Gerde, Hope K.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Young Exceptional Children, 2022
This article describes ways for early educators to support communication of young children with complex communication needs (CCN) in classrooms through a simple three-step process. First, identify the child's preferred activities and items. Second, identify vocabulary and prepare the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. Third,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Skills, Preschool Education
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Beatty, Lindsay; Acar, Serra; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
Meeting the strengths and needs of young children and families from diverse linguistic backgrounds is increasingly critical within early childhood programs. Research suggests that implementing culturally and linguistically sustaining practices can result in positive outcomes for young children and their families. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Translation, Bilingualism, Language Usage
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Morgan, Chelsea W.; Du, Karina; Friesen, Amber – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
The preschool years are fundamental for children's social development as they navigate novel and complex social situations, which include interaction sequences and relationship features. As young children notice aspects of human difference, they develop schemas by classifying and situating attributes (e.g., skin color, hair type, communication…
Descriptors: Child Development, Preschool Children, Social Development, Interaction
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Love, Hailey R. – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
Heterotopias are complex spaces characterized by the collision of the real (i.e., physical realm--who and what materials are present) and unreal (i.e., abstract realm--socially created meanings and understandings of the "real"; Foucault, 1986; Topinka, 2010). The early childhood classroom is a heterotopia in that it is a knowledge…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Quality, Students with Disabilities, Classification
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McWilliam, R. A.; García-Grau, Pau; Morales-Murillo, Catalina Patricia; Stevenson, Cami – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
"Parrhesia," as shown in this article, is about speaking the truth. William Faulkner (1951) said, "Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world . . . would do this, it would change the earth." In this article, the authors rethink the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Special Education, Educational Change
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Missall, Kristen; Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Roberts, Carly; Ludeman, Shannon – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
Successful early childhood inclusion uses multitiered systems of support (MTSS) to support children's development and learning. MTSS is a multitiered, educational, data-based decision-making framework that facilitates collaboration across general and special education to support all learners (Sailor et al., 2018). MTSS implementation requires…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Gale, Elaine – Young Exceptional Children, 2021
What can be done to ensure that early intervention programs collaborate with deaf adults and provide families with newly identified deaf newborns with immediate and multiple connections with deaf adults? The aim of this article is to review published recommendations for infusing deaf adults in early intervention programs, to highlight the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adults
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