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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Play and playfulness have a key role in children's development. Not enough is known about the playfulness of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relationship to children's behavioural problems, as well as the role of caregiver behaviours during play in this relationship. The present study examines the moderating role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Student Relationship
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Akoury Dirani, Leyla; Sinno, Durriyah; Wheeler, Heidi M.; Tamim, Hani; Charafeddine, Lama – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
There is no current estimation about the impact of prematurity on a child's development in Lebanon.This study describes the developmental profile of 82 former preterm-born children aged between 2 and 8 years. The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, third edition (WPPSI-III) and Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL for ages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Child Development, Young Children
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Woods, Sara E.; Menna, Rosanne; McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Aggression in early childhood has been found to predict future psychopathology, academic problems, and delinquency. In a sample of 136 mother-child pairs (M[subscript age] = 4 years, 11 months, SD = 11 months, 58% boys) associations among mothers' responding with distress to children's negative emotions, children's emotional control, and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Emotional Response, Self Control
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Suggate, Sebastian; Stoeger, Heidrun; Pufke, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's fine motor skills (FMS) are being increasingly recognized as an important aspect of preschool development; yet, we know very little about the experiences that foster their development. We utilized a parent-administered children's fine and gross motor activities questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate links with FMS. We recruited a sample of…
Descriptors: Play, Psychomotor Skills, Parents, Questionnaires
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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Bouchard, Caroline; Eryasa, Joell – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper aims to describe the quality of play as offered by early childhood educators working with four-year-olds within an educational childcare service. It also aims to identify the correlation between the quality of play support and a child's cognitive, language and socio-emotional development. Finally, it focuses on the factors associated…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
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Dirani, Leyla Akoury; Salamoun, Mariana – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Children with neurodevelopmental disorders who receive early therapeutic interventions present a better developmental pathway than children who do not. Early assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders is the first step in this process. This study aims at describing the variables that are in play in the first assessment of children with autism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Autism
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Porath, Marion – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Social competence is an essential capability to bring to school because of its relationship to academic success. Development and consolidation of social understanding in early childhood ensures that young children have a solid foundation of social expertise when they begin formal schooling. Social expertise, conceptualized within the framework of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Young Children, Piagetian Theory