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Swanson, Loraine; Menon, Meera; Minogue, Amber; Russell, Rebecca; Berns, Scott – Infants and Young Children, 2023
Given the proportion of young children experiencing disadvantages in achieving optimal health due to inequities related to race, place, and income, there is increasing attention to developing effective early childhood (EC) systems. As EC leaders embrace methods such as collective impact in driving systems change, there is a growing recognition…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Marshall, Jennifer; Hume, Emma; Prieto, Concha; Ade, Cedrick; Delva, Jennifer; Geffrard, Carlene; Dias, Emanuelle; Elger, Rafaella Stein – Infants and Young Children, 2023
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) grants help states and communities improve early childhood systems to support child development, equitable access to quality services and supports, and family well-being. Truly interdisciplinary, ECCS promotes cross-sector systems change initiatives that focus on integrating health care, mental health,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Infants
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Liao, Hua-Fang; Wu, Pei-Fang – Infants and Young Children, 2017
In accordance with the Special Education Act that indicates that young children with special needs must have individualized educational plans and receive education with their typically developing peers in the general education setting, Taiwan implemented an experimental preschool inclusion program in 1989. Subsequently, during the 1990s, there was…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Bi Ying; Lim, Chih-Ing; Boyd, Brian – Infants and Young Children, 2016
Quality engagement in early childhood programs is critical to the development and learning of young children, particularly those with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of engagement and interaction of children with disabilities in inclusive kindergartens in China. Specifically, the study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Kindergarten, Learner Engagement
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Ridgley, Robyn; Snyder, Patricia; McWilliam, R. A. – Infants and Young Children, 2014
We discuss the utility of a coding system designed to evaluate the amount and type of parent talk during individualized family service plan (IFSP) meetings. The iterative processes used to develop the "Parent Communication Coding System" (PCCS) and its associated codes are described. In addition, we explored whether PCCS codes could be…
Descriptors: Individualized Family Service Plans, Parent Participation, Speech, Parents
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Banerjee, Rashida; Luckner, John – Infants and Young Children, 2014
The increase in numbers of children and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse served in early intervention and early childhood special education requires greater awareness and use of family-centered and culturally responsive practices. The purpose of this study was to identify the training needs, challenges, and level of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cultural Differences, Language Minorities, Early Childhood Education
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Shernoff, Elisa S.; Hill, Carri; Danis, Barbara; Leventhal, Bennett L.; Wakschlag, Lauren S. – Infants and Young Children, 2014
Comprehensive assessments that include parents and teachers are essential when assessing young children vulnerable to emotional and behavioral problems given the multiple systems and contexts that influence and support optimal development (U. Bronfenbrenner & P. A. Morris, 2006; M. J. Guralnick, 2011). However, more data complicate clinical…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Evaluation Methods, Parent Role, Teacher Role
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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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Barton, Erin E. – Infants and Young Children, 2010
The purpose of this article was to describe a taxonomy of pretend play for children with disabilities based on a systematic review of the literature to characterize pretend play. Thirty-seven studies were identified as measuring pretend play in children with disabilities. Several inconsistencies were found in the measurement of pretend play across…
Descriptors: Play, Disabilities, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Macy, Marisa; Thorndike-Christ, Tracy; Lin, Yu-Chu – Infants and Young Children, 2010
This study examined parent reports of 2 assessment approaches used for eligibility determination: conventional and authentic. Parents of children with and without disabilities completed a satisfaction survey following each of 2 assessments. Differences in how parents perceived the utility of developmental assessments based on the type of…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Program Effectiveness, Parents, Evaluation Methods
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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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Gatty, Janice C. – Infants and Young Children, 1996
This article discusses principles for intervention with young children who have hearing impairments. It covers the nature of hearing loss; diagnosis and types of hearing impairments; sensory aids; and benefits and limitations of different approaches including the auditory-verbal, auditory-oral, cued speech, total communication, American Sign…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Aural Learning, Bilingual Education, Clinical Diagnosis
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Squires, Jane – Infants and Young Children, 1996
The "Ages and Stages Questionnaires," a parent-completed developmental monitoring system, is described, and various strategies for using the system to identify young children with developmental delays are compared. Strategies include mail-out, home visit, on-site (completed by either parent with assistance from service provider),…
Descriptors: Child Development, Data Collection, Developmental Delays, Developmental Stages
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Case-Smith, Jane – Infants and Young Children, 1996
Four tenets of dynamic systems theory related to motor development in infants are identified: coupling of perception and action; development of adaptable and functional movement synergies; phase shifts in which new movement patterns are explored and selected; and identification of the constraining and facilitating forces of motor development. Four…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Delays, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Ireton, Harold – Infants and Young Children, 1996
The Child Development Review (CDR) combines parents' and pediatricians' observations to monitor the development and adjustment of infants and young children. The method includes a questionnaire completed by parents, systematic professional observation, and pediatrician-parent discussion. Research on the CDR in well-child care, a preschool…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Developmental Delays, Disability Identification
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