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Amsbary, Jessica; Able, Harriet – Infants and Young Children, 2023
Early intervention (EI) services are intended to be delivered in a family-centered manner. Thus, it is important to obtain family perspectives as they relate to implementation experiences in EI. Using an implementation science framework to guide the questioning. Twelve interviews were conducted with parents who participated in 1 EI program to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, Success
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Tomris, Gozde; Celik, Secil; Diken, Ibrahim Halil; Akemoglu, Yusuf – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Perceptions of parents of young children receiving early intervention are important to understand. Parents have valuable opinions on the delivery of early interventions services and can provide critical feedback that can help professionals revise their existing early intervention delivery modalities. In the current study, we examined the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Down Syndrome, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Bornman, Juan; Romski, MaryAnn; King, Marika; Madima, Vuledzani M.; Sevcik, Rose A. – Infants and Young Children, 2020
Using a mobile health application (i.e., app) to empower primary caregivers of young children with developmental disorders in low- and middle-income countries is opening up new avenues for early childhood intervention. Thirteen caregivers and 10 speech-language pathologists participated in 3 focus groups to explore their perspectives about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Telecommunications
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Childress, Dana C.; Nichols, Sarah; Schnurr, Melissa – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A survey was distributed in 8 states to learn about perceived strengths and challenges of service coordination from those working in early intervention (EI) programs under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Survey responses from 769 service coordinators and other EI personnel in 8 states provide an overview of state systems…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Delivery Systems, Coordination, Coordinators
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Behl, Diane D.; Blaiser, Kristina; Cook, Gina; Barrett, Tyson; Callow-Heusser, Catherine; Brooks, Betsy Moog; Dawson, Pamela; Quigley, Suzanne; White, Karl R. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of telepractice as a method of delivering early intervention services to families of infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. A comparison group design was applied to ascertain the child, family, and provider outcomes via telepractice compared with traditional in-person home visits. A…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers, Deafness
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Wilson, Allison B.; Squires, Jane – Infants and Young Children, 2014
The increasing prevalence of homelessness among young children and families in the United States is described, as is the developmental impact on young children and cost to society. Although services are mandated for this population under the McKinney­-Vento Act, Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, and the Individuals With…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Homeless People, Barriers
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Yang, Chih-Hung; Hossain, Syeda Zakia; Sitharthan, Gomathi – Infants and Young Children, 2013
Effective early childhood intervention (ECI) relies on collaboration among agencies, service providers, and families. Although previous literature has primarily focused on segments of collaboration within ECI service delivery, the actual process and how the adult stakeholders perceive and engage in collaborative practice have important…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Salisbury, Christine L.; Cushing, Lisa S. – Infants and Young Children, 2013
Despite calls for adoption and use of triadic early intervention practices, remarkably little research has prospectively compared this approach with traditional, provider-led service delivery. The aim of this study was to compare the actions of providers and caregivers within triadic and provider-led interactions with regard to the following: (1)…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Caregivers
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Ziviani, Jenny; Darlington, Yvonne; Feeney, Rachel; Rodger, Sylvia; Watter, Pauline – Infants and Young Children, 2013
Early intervention (EI) for children with physical disabilities is advocated as a means of enhancing child outcomes and family functioning. The issues confronted by service providers in delivering this support have received relatively little attention. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of frontline EI staff…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Delivery Systems, Physical Disabilities, Family Needs
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Childress, Dana C.; Raver, Sharon A.; Michalek, Anne M. P.; Wilson, Corinne L. – Infants and Young Children, 2013
All eligible infants and toddlers who receive early intervention services under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are entitled to service coordination. To examine the effectiveness of one state's service coordination training and its impact on knowledge and skill development, a pretest--posttest design with follow-up survey was…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Infants, Toddlers, Early Intervention
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Underwood, Kathryn; Frankel, Elaine B. – Infants and Young Children, 2012
This article examines current policies and early intervention services for children with disabilities and their families in Canada within the principles of the Developmental Systems Approach (M. J. Guralnick, 2005, 2011). The article considers the sociopolitical context of Canada, especially with respect to diversity and equity. Applying the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities
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Shulman, Cory; Meadan, Hedda; Sandhaus, Yoram – Infants and Young Children, 2012
This article aims to analyze early intervention programs in Israel according to the Developmental Systems Model (Guralnick, 2001), in an attempt to identify strengths and areas for further development for service delivery for young children with disabilities in Israel. Early intervention in Israel is part of a comprehensive healthcare model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Young Children, Early Intervention
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Pinto, Ana Isabel; Grande, Catarina; Aguiar, Cecilia; de Almeida, Isabel Chaves; Felgueiras, Isabel; Pimentel, Julia Serpa; Serrano, Ana Maria; Carvalho, Leonor; Brandao, Maria Teresa; Boavida, Tania; Santos, Paula; Lopes-dos-Santos, Pedro – Infants and Young Children, 2012
Research studies on early childhood intervention (ECI) in Portugal are diffuse regarding both program components and the geographical area under scrutiny. Since the 1990s, a growing body of knowledge and evidence in ECI is being gathered, based on postgraduate teaching, in-service training, and research. This article draws on the systems theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Developmental Programs
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Poon, Kenneth K.; Lim, Ai-Keow – Infants and Young Children, 2012
Singapore is a young island nation with a diverse population. Its support for young children at risk has its roots in the 1950s, but early childhood intervention (ECI) programs for young children with disabilities emerged only in the 1980s. ECI programs have proliferated in the subsequent years, offering an increasing range of service delivery…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Developmental Programs
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Samuels, Alecia M.; Slemming, Wiedaad; Balton, Sadna – Infants and Young Children, 2012
As highlighted in recent series in "The Lancet" (2007, 2011), children from low and middle income countries are more likely to be adversely affected by early biological and psychosocial experiences that have their origins in environments characterized by poverty, violence, nutritional deficiencies, HIV infections, substance abuse, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, At Risk Persons
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