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Clark, Alena M.; Ferrell, Kay A.; Smyth, Catherine; Spicer, Carol L.; Morgese, Zoe L.; Puchalski, Carol B.; Pickler, Laura; Dewald, Hong P.; Erskine, Jamie – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Limited literature exists documenting mealtime challenges and evidence for early intervention for children with visual impairment (VI). The objective of this pilot study was to determine whether a mealtime routines intervention for children with VI from 6 to 24 months would affect food texture, variety, and healthy food choices. The intervention…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Food, Child Behavior, Eating Habits
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Akemoglu, Yusuf; Tomeny, Kimberly R. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Coaching is becoming a common professional development strategy to support early childhood (EC) professionals to use evidence-based practices. However, most of the research on coaching professionals in EC settings has been conducted in classroom or center-based EC settings. The authors of this review sought to summarize the current empirical…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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West, Tracey; Soukakou, Elena; Winton, Pam J. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This article provides results of the effectiveness of a training program for a measure, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), that is designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the individualized needs of the children with disabilities in early childhood inclusive programs. The ICP training program was developed to train…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Training, Program Effectiveness, Students with Disabilities
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Alfes, Clarissa; Missall, Kristen; Artman Meeker, Kathleen – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Number naming, or knowledge of math numerals, has been described as a gatekeeper skill in preschool math development because it is necessary for later math tasks such as calculation. This article describes a small group intervention piloted with 10 preschoolers found to be at risk for delays in early numeracy development during universal…
Descriptors: Intervention, Screening Tests, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons
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Johnson, Mckenna – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This review addresses the question of how early access to sign language influences the development of deaf children with cochlear implants (CIs) by examining the literature surrounding the topic across the domains of spoken/written language development, cognitive development, and sociocultural development. Although research in the realm of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Sign Language, Language Acquisition
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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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Lane, Sharice K.; Brady, Rachel; Long, Toby – Infants and Young Children, 2021
The Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention is a hybrid professional development program that instructs interdisciplinary early interventionists in contemporary evidence-based and family-centered practices. The program is delivered primarily online over 10 months with five in-person sessions including a culminating community-based…
Descriptors: Educational Certificates, Early Intervention, Capacity Building, Faculty Development
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Tomeny, Kimberly R.; García-Grau, Pau; McWilliam, R. A. – Infants and Young Children, 2021
Part C early intervention services should be family centered and occur in the context of families' natural environments and daily routines; yet research suggests that many early interventionists continue to work directly with the child and lack a full understanding of how they can implement best practices in the community. To help improve this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Environment, Best Practices, Beliefs
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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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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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Deris, Aaron R.; DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Wagner, Dana; Krick Oborn, Kellie – Infants and Young Children, 2020
It is considered a recommended practice to integrate literacy concepts into child-initiated choice center time long before formal reading instruction begins. The purpose of this study was to determine whether environmental modification and a teacher-mediated literacy intervention would increase child engagement of literacy behaviors during free…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Savanh, Phoukim; Aita, Marilyn; Héon, Marjolaine – Infants and Young Children, 2020
Many aspects may interfere with siblings' adaptation when an infant is born prematurely and hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During this critical period, siblings may have sudden change of behaviors if their needs are not adequately met. Parents and neonatal nurses are often unaware of the importance of supporting siblings…
Descriptors: Siblings, Premature Infants, Hospitalized Children, Behavior Change
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Gast, A. Hunter; Shepley, Collin; Lane, Justin D. – Infants and Young Children, 2020
We evaluated the effects of a multicomponent intervention to address food selectivity issues of 3 preschoolers with developmental disabilities. The intervention comprised strategies evidencing ecological validity in both research and practice. All sessions took place during typical mealtimes in children's classroom or lunchroom, with peers…
Descriptors: Food, Preferences, Developmental Disabilities, Eating Habits
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