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Dana C. Childress; Seb M. Prohn; Corinne F. Hill; Lisa M. Terry – Infants and Young Children, 2024
Service coordinators under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) help families navigate the early intervention (EI) system and ensure regular communication among team members so services are aligned with family priorities and recommended EI practices. To meet the demands of service coordination, personnel entering…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Chang, Ya-Chih; Hunt, Nancy; Dodds, Robin – Infants and Young Children, 2023
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (ages birth to 2 years) and their families receive services under IDEA Part C, and children and youth with disabilities (ages 3-21 years) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. IDEA mandates the provision of opportunities for parent involvement in early intervention (Part C),…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Infants, Toddlers, Early Intervention
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Nichols, Sarah L.; Connor, Susan M.; Kastanis, Maria P.; Corso, Robert M. – Infants and Young Children, 2023
A survey was distributed to Part C early intervention (EI) service coordination (SC) stakeholders in one state in order to gain a deeper understanding of service coordinator knowledge, skills, and motivators for professional growth and recognition. Survey participants (N = 107), including dedicated service coordinators, program managers, social…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Administrator Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Professional Development
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Pentimonti, Jill; Shaw Attaway, Danielle; Harris Little, Michael; Holod, Aleksandra; Buysse, Virginia; Walker, Dale; Bigelow, Kathryn – Infants and Young Children, 2022
The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention for enhancing the language development of young children enrolled in home visiting programs. The participants were 59 children (18-30 months old) enrolled in one of three types of home visiting programs. Children's language…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Home Visits, Comparative Analysis
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Tomeny, Kimberly R.; GarcĂ­a-Grau, Pau; McWilliam, R. A. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Part C early intervention services should be family centered and occur in the context of families' natural environments and daily routines; yet research suggests that many early interventionists continue to work directly with the child and lack a full understanding of how they can implement best practices in the community. To help improve this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Environment, Best Practices, Beliefs
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Edwards, Nicole Megan; Kaiser, Eileen; Stapel-Wax, Jennifer L. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
In the United States, there is a widespread concern with not referring more infants and toddlers with a risk of or identified autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to Early Intervention (EI) under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004). Despite early signs and screening initiatives, most children with ASD are not referred…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Infants
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Hurley, Jennifer J.; Looby, Winnie; Goodrum, Ashley R.; Campbell, Elizabeth M.; Bonti, Gregg K.; Raymon, Becca A.; Condon, Rebecca; Schwaeber, Sami E.; Mauceri, Melina E.; Bourne, Erin M.; Callahan, Elizabeth D.; Hardy, Danielle L.; Mathews, Pamela – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Early intervention (EI) services are provided for families and children at risk for or with developmental delays. Early intervention includes services that are provided in the natural environment as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004). The natural environment is where children and families would naturally spend…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Homeless People, Developmental Delays
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Bonuck, Karen A.; Hyden, Christel; Ury, Guenn; Barnett, Josephine; Ashkinaze, Hannah; Briggs, Rahil D. – Infants and Young Children, 2011
Behavioral insomnias of childhood (BIC) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) disorders cause disrupted and/or inefficient sleep. Left untreated in early childhood, both conditions increase the risk of compromised development, particularly in the areas of behavior, cognition, and growth. This systematic review determined whether and how current…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Sleep, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Erickson, Stephanie; Johnston, Mark; Bass, Tamicah; Lucinski, Loraine; Bleuel, Dan – Infants and Young Children, 2010
Developmental and behavioral problems in young children are prevalent in the United States. While young children experience an increased prevalence of such problems, a lack of early identification services continues to exist. Not only are early identification services required under American law, such as the Individual with Disabilities Education…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Young Children, Public Health, Developmental Delays
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Coakley, Tom – Infants and Young Children, 2010
The dramatic increase in the identification of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) beginning in the 1980s presented many challenges to State Education Agencies responsible for Special Education for school aged children and State Part C Lead Agencies responsible for Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers under the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Guides, Young Children
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Scott-Little, Catherine; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Frelow, Victoria Stebbins; Reid, Jeanne – Infants and Young Children, 2009
Early learning guidelines (ELGs)--documents that describe the skills, characteristics, and dispositions adults seek to foster in young children--are increasingly common. Although less prevalent than ELGs for 3- and 4-year-old children, ELGs for infants and toddlers have been developed in more than half of the 50 states. Given this momentum, a…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Disabilities, Physical Development
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Brown, Sharan E. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article explores the responsibility of early childhood educators to advocate for young children as both individuals and family members, reviewing legal and administrative guidance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and exploring possible conflicts between family and professional opinions of the child's best interests. The…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Disabilities
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Feinberg, Edward; Beyer, Jonathan – Infants and Young Children, 1998
Addresses public policy issues concerned with treatment of children with autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Emphasis is on issues raised by the popular, but labor-intensive, Lovaas method, such as whether these therapies are an entitlement under IDEA, the choice of an intervention strategy decision process,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Autism, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making