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Sawyer, Brook E.; Campbell, Philippa H. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
The overarching research aim of this study was to examine learning opportunities available for caregivers during early intervention sessions. Of specific interest were providers' purposeful (i.e., explicit) teaching behaviors and opportunities from which caregivers might learn incidentally. Relations between teaching behaviors, caregiver…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Caregiver Training, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Behavior
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Kyarkanaye, Thilendree; Dada, Shakila; Samuels, Alecia E. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
A central tenant of early childhood intervention (ECI) is collaboration between professionals and the caregivers of children receiving these services. There are limited studies on caregiver perceptions of collaboration in ECI teams particularly in resource-limited countries. Sixty-four caregivers participated in this study by completing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Caregiver Attitudes
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Porter, Sallie; Mimm, Nancy – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Zika virus infection-associated microcephaly has generated public health and media concern. Unsettling images emerging from Brazil of infants with abnormally small heads have raised concern among women of childbearing age, international travelers, government officials, and health care professionals. The World Health Organization declared the most…
Descriptors: Infants, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy
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Branson, Diane; Bingham, Ann – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Despite the benefits of early intervention for children, the majority of children with developmental delays are not identified prior to the age of 5 years. Child care providers could aid in recognition of children at risk for developmental delays; however, there is little research on this topic. This article reports on a qualitative research study…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Delays, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons
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Hubel, Grace S.; Schreier, Alayna; Wilcox, Brian L.; Flood, Mary Fran; Hansen, David J. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Home visitation programs are designed to provide comprehensive services that promote parent's abilities to create stable, nurturing care environments for their children. In order for program goals to be met, parents must participate actively and be engaged with the programs' mission. However, promoting engagement and participation are complex…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Preschool Children, Semi Structured Interviews, Social Isolation
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Storie, Sloan; Rahn, Naomi L.; Burt, Amy Kurowski – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Research suggests that there is a gap in what we know is best practice and what is taking place in inclusive early childhood classrooms for children identified with autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this single-case design study was to examine the effect of eCoaching on (a) a preschool special educator's use of embedded learning…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Elbaum, Batya; Celimli-Aksoy, Seniz; Marshall, Jennifer T.; Berkovits, Michelle D. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
In recent years, many states have narrowed their eligibility criteria for participation in the IDEA Part C early intervention (EI) program for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. However, there is scant research on the effects of such a policy change on the population of children served or on the timing of children's…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Eligibility, Criteria, Enrollment
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Boyce, Lisa K.; Seedall, Ryan B.; Innocenti, Mark S.; Roggman, Lori A.; Cook, Gina A.; Hagman, Amanda M.; Jump Norman, Vonda K. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
We examined the effects of our parent-child interaction focused bookmaking intervention with 89 families and their toddlers receiving early intervention services. Participating early intervention providers (N = 24) were assigned to either continue providing services as usual or participate in training to implement the bookmaking approach in their…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Books, Learning Activities, Early Intervention
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Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Quintanilla, Laura; Ojeda, Vanesa; Lucas-Molina, Beatriz – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Romas are one of the largest minority groups in Spain and Europe, but no specific data on children's socioemotional learning are available. Our goal was to determine the level of socioemotional knowledge of a group of 4- and 5-year-old Roma children and to implement an intervention program at school. Forty-three Roma children participated…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Bruns, Deborah A.; LaRocco, Diana J.; Sharp, Olga L.; Sopko, Kim Moherek – Infants and Young Children, 2017
In 2015, the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children released a position statement on leadership in early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). Division for Early Childhood emphasized the importance of developing and supporting high-quality leadership within and across all levels of EI/ECSE…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, National Surveys
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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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O'Farrelly, Christine; Guerin, Suzanne; Victory, Gerard – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Infant mental health (IMH) is best promoted through a continuum of services underpinned by strong service capacity. However, service providers often lack fundamental IMH knowledge and skills. Using the Ready, Steady, Grow (RSG) initiative as a case study of a capacity-building model (P., Hawe, L., King, M., Noort, C., Jordens, & B., Llyod,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Capacity Building, Infants, Case Studies
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Nordquist, Erica; Kammes, Rebecca; Gerde, Hope – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Parent training can help support the development of communication skills for young children with complex communication needs (CCN). Online delivery of such training may alleviate some of the burden on families, thereby increasing participation and outcomes. To determine the effectiveness of online parent training in communication partner…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Young Children, Communication Skills, Online Courses
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Nugent, J. Kevin; Bartlett, Jessica Dym; Von Ende, Adam; Valim, Clarissa – Infants and Young Children, 2017
The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system is a neurobehavioral observation tool designed to sensitize parents to infants' capacities and individuality and to enhance the parent-infant relationship by strengthening parents' confidence and practical skills in caring for their children. The NBO's focus on relationship building is intended for…
Descriptors: Neonates, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Self Esteem
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Roach, Andrew T. – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Findings are presented regarding childcare providers' use of evidence-based strategies to promote preschoolers' social-emotional competence in 38 urban childcare classrooms. Descriptive results from classroom observations and childcare teachers' interviews indicated that in the absence of training, childcare teaching staff implemented few of these…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care, Observation
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