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Naerde, Ane; Ogden, Terje; Janson, Harald; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae – Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the normative use and developmental course of physical aggression (PA), defined as use of physical force such as hitting, biting, and kicking, from 8 to 26 months and predictors thereof. We used data from the Behavior Outlook Norwegian Developmental Study, comprising 1,159 children (559 girls and 600 boys). Both mothers and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Developmental Stages, Developmental Psychology, Toddlers
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Swim, Terri Jo; Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
The nature of professional development in early childhood education has recently been reconceptualised, with accompanying changes in policy and practice. This paper draws from teacher education literature to define the components of continuing professional development practices in the context of early childhood education practice. By relating…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education
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Partridge, Ty; Lerner, Jacqueline V. – Infant and Child Development, 2007
A purported hallmark of temperament characteristics is that they appear very early in the course of development and are persistent across time and situation. There is, however, a small, but growing cadre of research findings that question this traditional view. It may be that temperament characteristics are not necessarily established during the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Child Development, Research Methodology, Developmental Stages
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Määttä, Sira; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Tolvanen, Timo Ahonen Asko; Westerholm, Jari; Aro, Tuija – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2016
Purpose: This longitudinal study examined the development of prelinguistic skills and the continuity of communication and language from the prelinguistic stage to school age. Method: Prelinguistic communication of 427 Finnish children was followed repeatedly from 6 to 18 months of age (n = 203-322 at ages 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months), and its…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Infants, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Dale; Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Buzhardt, Joseph F. – Exceptionality, 2008
Progress monitoring tools have been shown to be essential elements in current approaches to intervention problem-solving models. Such tools have been valuable not only in marking individual children's level of performance relative to peers but also in measuring change in skill level in a way that can be attributed to intervention and development.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Children, Problem Solving, Academic Achievement
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Brooker, Rebecca J.; Buss, Kristin A.; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn; Aksan, Nazan; Davidson, Richard J.; Goldsmith, H. Hill – Developmental Science, 2013
Despite implications that stranger fear is an important aspect of developing behavioral inhibition, a known risk factor for anxiety, normative and atypical developmental trajectories of stranger fear across infancy and toddlerhood remain understudied. We used a large, longitudinal data set (N = 1285) including multi-trait, multi-method assessments…
Descriptors: Fear, Infants, Toddlers, Infant Behavior
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Greenwood, Charles R.; Carta, Judith J.; Walker, Dale; Hughes, Kere; Weathers, Mary – Journal of Early Intervention, 2006
Early interventionists are accountable for the progress of children receiving their services. Technically adequate measures of the progress of individual children are needed. While the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) for infants and toddlers is one such measure, data to support its use are limited to a single research report. In this…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Intervention, Child Development
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Santos, Rosa Milagros; Jeans, Laurie M.; Corr, Catherine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explored mothers' descriptions of the benefits of interacting with their infants and toddlers with and without diagnosed disabilities. Interview data from 40 Filipino mothers, 20 mothers of children with a diagnosed disability, and 20 mothers of typically developing children were analyzed. Using qualitative methods,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Infants, Toddlers
Goldstein, Brian A., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Because dual language learners are the fastest--growing segment of the U.S. student population--and the majority speak Spanish as a first language--the new generation of SLPs must have comprehensive knowledge of how to work effectively with bilingual speakers. That's what they'll get in the second edition of this book, an ideal graduate-level text…
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, Socialization, Intervention, Phonology
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Cameron, E. Leslie; Kennedy, Katherine M.; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
Children employ different types of humor as they explore, interpret, and negotiate their environments. Whereas an appreciation of verbal incongruity has been a hallmark of older preschooler humor (e.g., McGhee, 1989), more recently, other violations of expectations and clowning also have been identified as ubiquitous during the first two years of…
Descriptors: Humor, Toddlers, Females, Child Development
Jones, Elizabeth, Ed. – 1979
This publication describes infant and toddler programs in which young children and their parents are seen as trustworthy, competent people able to make decisions and solve problems. In Chapter 1, aspects of the Pacific Oaks Infant-Toddler-Parent Program are described, infant-toddler safety rules are listed, and guidelines for parent observation…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Educational Philosophy, Environment
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Armstrong-Carter, Emma; Sulik, Michael J.; Siyal, Saima; Yousafzai, Aisha K.; Obradovic, Jelena – Developmental Psychology, 2021
Fine motor skills enable children to make precise and coordinated movements with their hands and support their ability to engage in everyday activities and learning experiences. In a longitudinal study of 1,058 4-year-old children in rural Pakistan (n = 488 girls), we examined how prior and concurrent levels of home stimulation relate to change in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Rural Areas, Family Environment
Elmer, Elizabeth – 1980
This pamphlet for prospective parents provides very brief discussions of the parent child relationship, the realities of being a parent, parenting techniques, parents' responsibilities, and parenting as a developmental process. Guidelines for parents of infants, toddlers, school age and adolescent children are suggested. (Author/SS)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Developmental Stages, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education
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Chinen, Marjorie; Bos, Hans; Murray, Matthew; Hamadani, Jena; Hossain, Najmul; Mahmud, Minhaj – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Globally, at least 200 million children younger than five years old are falling short of their potential for development and growth. There is some evidence that improvements to children's health, nutrition, and development outcomes can be made through programs that provide direct learning experiences to children and families; are targeted toward…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Child Development, Parents
Tek, Saime – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Joint attention (JA), which occurs when two individuals focus on the same object or event, plays a critical role in social and language development. Two major kinds of joint attention have been observed: response to joint attention (RJA), in which children follow the attentional focus of their social partners, and initiation of joint attention…
Descriptors: Speech, Autism, Toddlers, Receptive Language
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