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Danika L. Pfeiffer; Christine Reiner Hess; Rebecca J. Landa – Infants and Young Children, 2024
Infancy, a formative period for development, has been identified as an advantageous time to provide family-centered support for children with delays. Families should be included as stakeholders during development of such interventions to ensure social value. We describe a preliminary randomized controlled trial evaluating Infant Achievements (IA),…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Care, Family Role, Child Development
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Williams, Natalie A.; Villachan-Lyra, Pompéia; Hatton-Bowers, Holly; Marvin, Christine; Chaves, Emmanuelle; Hollist, Cody; Gomes, Renata Trefiglio Mendes; Barbosa, Leopoldo Nelson F. – Infants and Young Children, 2023
The goal of this study was to describe the provision of intervention services to children with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) in a large health care institution located in Recife, Brazil, and family factors related to intervention involvement, through the lens of family-centered developmental--behavioral pediatric care principles. Caregivers (N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Children, Caregivers
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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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McCarthy, Melissa; Leigh, Greg; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Family-centered early intervention (FCEI) is characterized by the collaborative relationships that exist within triads of practitioners, caregivers, and young children whereby practitioners use capacity-building practices to foster caregivers' involvement in supporting their children's early development. Traditionally, FCEI has been provided…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Early Intervention, Videoconferencing, Children
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Bailey, Donald B. Jr. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Both early intervention (EI) programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and newborn screening (NBS) programs to identify specific disorders shortly after birth rest on the assumption that the best way to prevent or lessen the impact of a disorder is to provide treatment as early as possible. Despite this shared vision, the two programs…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers, Disabilities
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Tann, Cally J.; Kohli-Lynch, Maya; Nalugya, Ruth; Sadoo, Samantha; Martin, Karen; Lassman, Rachel; Nanyunja, Carol; Musoke, Margaret; Sewagaba, Margaret; Nampijja, Margaret; Seeley, Janet; Webb, Emily L. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Global attention on early child development, inclusive of those with disability, has the potential to translate into improved action for the millions of children with developmental disability living in low- and middle-income countries. Nurturing care is crucial for all children, arguably even more so for children with developmental disability. A…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Neonates
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Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Knight-McKenna, Mary; Esposito, Judy; Redd, Caroline – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This study investigated family and coach responses to a two-year community-based research program, Strong Beginnings for Babies (SBB), designed to support families in fostering infant language development. The study focused on families of infants from low-income backgrounds, as these children may be at risk for delayed language development. The…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Hispanic Americans
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Elenko, Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate's occupational therapy (OT) Program has worked over the last decade and a half providing advanced training in early intervention (EI) through 3 OT programs for practicing and preservice occupational therapists. There are many challenges in the preparation of entry-level practitioners to work…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Best Practices, Early Intervention
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Adams, Dawn; Keen, Deb; Heussler, Helen; Wicks, Rachelle; Roberts, Jacqueline – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Early childhood intervention (ECI) services for children on the autism spectrum commonly espouse a family-centered approach but outcomes studies often focus solely upon the child. Mothers of 96 children on the spectrum (aged 4-5 years) completed a measure of access to ECI and the Family Outcomes Survey--Revised. Family outcomes after ECI were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Frantz, Rebecca; Hansen, Sarah Grace; Squires, Jane; Machalicek, Wendy – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Child development occurs within the context of the child's family, neighborhood, and community environment. Early childhood providers support positive outcomes, not only for the children with whom they directly work with but also for their families. Families of children with developmental delays often experience unique challenges. A family…
Descriptors: Child Development, Resilience (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Family Needs
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Hughes, Marcia; Joslyn, Allison; Wojton, Morella; O'Reilly, Mairead; Dworkin, Paul H. – Infants and Young Children, 2016
We employed principles from a nationally recognized prevention model on family support to investigate whether connecting vulnerable children to community-based programs and services through a statewide intervention system, the "Help Me Grow" program, strengthens parents' perceptions of protective factors. We used a parent survey modeled…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Children, Community Programs, Parent Attitudes
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Carroll, Clare; Murphy, Geraldine; Sixsmith, Jane – Infants and Young Children, 2013
The Republic of Ireland is an island situated in north-west Europe inhabited by 4.6 million people, with 2.8% between 0 and 4 years of age with a disability (Central Statistics Office, 2012). The Irish Government funds the Irish health services, which, in turn, directly and indirectly funds disability services. Education and Disability legislation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Disabilities, Access to Education
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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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Sukkar, Hanan – Infants and Young Children, 2013
This article uses the developmental systems approach, an approach developed by M. Guralnick (2001), with an aim to assess and evaluate early childhood intervention (ECI) practices in Australia. The author explores the Australian national context of ECI and its complexities and conclude with recommendations to address (a) the possibility of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Systems Approach
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Appl, Dolores J.; Farrar, Katelyn Longstreet; Smith, Karen G. – Infants and Young Children, 2012
The mentor of a parent-child playgroup, an experienced student playgroup facilitator, and a faculty member teaching a family-professional collaboration course describe opportunities for preservice student facilitators to learn about and implement family-centered practices. The experiences of one student facilitator are used to explain the…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Family Programs, Infants
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