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Catherine E. Yepez; Ann M. Isbell; Christopher E. Anderson; Shannon E. Whaley – Infants and Young Children, 2024
Early detection and access to interventions for developmental delays in young children have been shown to improve health, social, and academic outcomes later in life. The purpose of this study is to examine the factors associated with caregivers' perception of child developmental concerns in low-income communities. A countywide survey was…
Descriptors: Child Development, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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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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Diane Meytha Supit; Hartono Gunardi; Bernie Endyarni Medise; Jeslyn Tengkawan – Infants and Young Children, 2023
The Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile (CSBS DP) is a valid and reliable screening tool for detecting language delay in children. However, it has not been translated into the Indonesian language. This study aimed to determine the validity and internal consistency of the Indonesian-translated CSBS DP as a screening…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Indonesian Languages, Infants, Toddlers
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Jennifer E. Cunningham; Jason C. Chow; Kathleen Artman Meeker; Abby Taylor; Mary Louise Hemmeter; Ann P. Kaiser – Infants and Young Children, 2023
The purpose of this article is to present a theory-driven blended intervention model that integrates evidence-based interventions to support language and social development of young children. We (1) provide an overview of practices that are designed to support language and social-emotional development, (2) present a theory of change model that…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Social Emotional Learning, Intervention, Educational Theories
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Joseph, Gail E.; Soderberg, Janet; Abbott, Robert; Garzon, Roxanne; Scott, Crista – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Language skills are vital to children's learning and well-being, and the first 5 years of life are an especially critical time for language acquisition. Research suggests that when early childhood teachers create language-rich environments, children develop stronger receptive and expressive language abilities, especially children from low-income…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Child Care
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Elbaum, Batya; Celimli-Aksoy, Seniz – Infants and Young Children, 2022
In the United States, early intervention (EI) programs under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act serve thousands of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. Despite this, few studies have investigated the developmental progress and outcomes of children served, especially in relation to the heterogeneity…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
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Quebles, Irina; Perrigo, Judith L.; Bravo, Rocío; Patel Gera, Mona; Poulsen, Marie Kanne; Wheeler, Barbara Yoshioka; Williams, Marian E. – Infants and Young Children, 2022
This study explored the experiences and perspectives of Latinx mothers of children younger than 3 years who had participated in a developmental screening initiative provided by 2 Federally Qualified Health Centers in an urban setting, had positive developmental screenings, and were referred to early intervention (EI) services. A 2-phase…
Descriptors: Mothers, Hispanic Americans, Toddlers, Early Intervention
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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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Kanji, Amisha; Noorbhai, Wasifah – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This research study aimed to explore the experiences of caregivers of children through the early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) process in the public health care sector in South Africa. A qualitative research design was employed. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 8 caregivers from 3 different levels of service delivery in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hearing (Physiology), Hearing Impairments, Auditory Tests
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Gundler, Darla; Stayton, Vicki; Kemp, Peggy – Infants and Young Children, 2021
There are concerns about the quantity and quality of personnel in early childhood intervention (ECI) as the numbers of infants and young children with delays and disabilities grow in number, needs, and diversity. The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) was funded to provide technical assistance (TA) to state systems of ECI and institutions of…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, Preschool Education
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Foran, Lori G.; Evans, Kelli J.; Beverly, Brenda L. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Identification of language disorders in children younger than 3 years remains challenging despite agreement that early intervention improves outcomes. This study of twin language and gesture development substantiated the twinning effect, an unexplained lag in expressive and receptive language seen in twins, for a group of 88, 16- to 18-month-old…
Descriptors: Twins, Language Impairments, Developmental Delays, Toddlers
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Thompson, Paula J.; Marvin, Christine A.; Knoche, Lisa L. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
The qualities and practices of two experienced, expert early childhood (EC) coaches, working with Early Head Start teachers, were explored through analyses of 24 audio-recorded EC coach-teacher conversations and coach interview data. Audio-recordings from 2 years of coaching sessions were reviewed, identifying the coaches' use of specific…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preschool Teachers, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups
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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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Chen, Chieh-Yu; Squires, Jane; Scalise, Kathleen – Infants and Young Children, 2020
Social-emotional competence is important for children's lifelong positive developmental outcomes. The dimensionality and psychometric properties of a widely used social-emotional assessment, the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2), were investigated in this study using item response theory models. A…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Screening Tests, Psychometrics
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