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Hart Barnett, Juliet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates young children with autism and other developmental disabilities can benefit from participation in play activities with peers. Play provides opportunities to increase social skills across developmental domains in an integrated manner and provides opportunities to develop a sense of belonging and friendship; these goals…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Teachers
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Thomson, Rebecca N.; Carlson, John S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Social-emotional skills are equally as crucial for school success as cognitive and academic skills (Webster-Stratton and Reid in "Infants and Young Children" 17:96-113, 2004), yet many young children lack these skills (Lavigne et al. in "Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" 35:204-214, 1996).…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Development, Preschool Children, Social Development
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Conners-Burrow, Nicola A.; Patrick, Terese; Kyzer, Angela; McKelvey, Lorraine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper describes the development, implementation and preliminary evaluation of the Reaching Educators and Children (REACH) program, a training and coaching intervention designed to increase the capacity of early childhood teachers to support children's social and emotional development. We evaluated REACH with 139 teachers of toddler and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Preschool Teachers
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Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of a modified reciprocal imitation training (RIT) on the imitation skills of children with autism. Two parents were trained and coached to use the modified RIT with their young children with autism in home settings. The modified RIT was composed of contingent imitation, descriptive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Imitation, Parents as Teachers, Autism
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Phoon, Dora Mei Yong; Tan-Chong, Elizabeth Chai Kim; Tan, Marilyn Ai Bee; Goh, Mandy Lian Mui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A child's positive sense of well-being is central to their overall growth and development. With an increasing number of mothers in the workforce, many infants and toddlers spend much time in child care services. Hence it is crucial that caregivers provide a secure base for the child to develop secure attachment with educarers. Given multiple…
Descriptors: Well Being, Security (Psychology), Attachment Behavior, Teamwork
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The process of development occurs according to the pattern established by the genetic potential and also by the influence of environmental factors. The aim of the present study was to focus on the main environmental factors affecting motor development. The review of the literature revealed that family features, such as socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Cultural Context, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Gabbard, Carl; Cacola, Priscila; Rodrigues, Luis Paulo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
A contemporary view of motor development considers environmental influences as critical factors in optimal growth and behavior, with the home being the primary agent. The intent of this communication is to introduce the "Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development Self-Report" ("AHEMD-SR") to early childhood practitioners. The…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Environmental Influences, Motor Development, Child Development
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Schaller, Ana; Rocha, Lisa Oglesby; Barshinger, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
A study of Mexican immigrant mothers of young children in the AVANCE-Dallas early childhood intervention program demonstrates that low-educational parents often exhibit ambitious attitudes about educational achievement for their children. Though they lack an extensive academic background, which places their children at risk for low education,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, Educational Attainment, Parent Background
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Luckey, Alicia J.; Fabes, Richard A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Nonsocial play continues to be perceived as a behavior that is detrimental young children's development. The research evidence in this area is mixed but lends itself to a more positive view of nonsocial play. Despite the substantial amount of literature available, the terminology used fails to be consistent and may prove to be distracting and…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Child Development, Caregiver Child Relationship