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Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The complex and collaborative work of early childhood practitioners (e.g., educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers) and families requires effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Effective implementation of early childhood practices can be hindered by deeply held assumptions practitioners…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Guidance, Evidence Based Practice, Occupational Therapy
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Timmer, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children with disabilities take part in child care programs across the country every day. However, existing research is lacking on how infants and toddlers with disabilities are supported in these inclusion efforts, particularly from the perspectives of child care and early intervention (EI) providers. In this article, we describe the results of a…
Descriptors: Infants, Disabilities, Child Care, Toddlers
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Self-determination is vital to the successful transition of youths with disabilities into adult life; however, this ability does not emerge without these skills being fostered during the early years of childhood. On the basis of the survey proposed by Palmer and Summers (Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education Goal 2: U. S.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries
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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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Movahedazarhouligh, Sara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play is a critical milestone that contributes to the learning and development of young children in multiple ways and is essential to their well-being. Play is also considered as a central component to promote school readiness and incorporates pre-literacy, language and numeracy skills. However, play deficits seem to be acutely apparent in…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, School Readiness
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Hong, Seong Bock; Shaffer, LaShorage; Han, Jisu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
A key aspect of the Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum is a learning group approach that fosters social and cognitive development. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how a Reggio Emilia inspired learning group approach works for children with and without disabilities. This study gives insight into how to form an appropriate learning group…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Development, Cognitive Development, Group Instruction
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Knowles, Christen; Harris, Anne; Van Norman, Renee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Quality early childhood education programs have a responsibility to provide enriched educational services to preschool students paired with parent support, education, and outreach. Pearl Buck Preschool, a non-profit organization devoted to the delivery of preschool services for children of parents with intellectual disabilities or learning…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Preschool Children
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Storie, Sloan; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Rahn, Naomi; Ottley, Jennifer Riggie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article reports the results of a post hoc analysis of child data from a single-case multiple-probe study of pre-service teachers' use of communication strategies before, while, and after receiving distance coaching. Data were analyzed for the number of functional communication utterances used by groups of preschool children with and without…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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Price, Charis Lauren; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Mouzourou, Chryso – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Early literacy experiences are critical for young children's development. More specifically, quality literacy experiences are beneficial to children's understanding of their world. Ensuring that early childhood literature appropriately reflects the diversity of children's life experiences can support their sense of belonging within an early…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Erwin, Elizabeth J.; Maude, Susan P.; Palmer, Susan B.; Summers, Jean Ann; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Haines, Shana J.; Stroup-Rentier, Vera; Zheng, Yuzhu; Peck, Nancy F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Early childhood practitioners can play a vital role in the development of early self-determination in partnership with families. Self-determination has been generally considered to be about personal agency or control that can also relate to the quality of one's life. Young children with disabilities start to develop a range of critical skills such…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Role
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Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E.; Martínez-Bello, Daniel A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In many Ibero-American countries children in the early childhood education (ECE) system have the opportunity to interact with textbooks on a regular basis. The powerful social function of textbooks in socializing children in primary and secondary school, and in legitimizing what counts as cultural norms and officially sanctioned values and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Textbooks, Human Body, Developing Nations
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In today's global society, it is important for future teacher educators to identify and apply different types of dispositions, attitudes, and skills in order to provide full participation and support to all types of families. Partnerships with families having a child with a disability calls for teacher educators of the general and special…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Teacher Educators
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Mattern, Janet A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Participation in high quality early intervention programs is critical for eligible young children who experience atypical development for their future academic success. High quality programs promote access to services, incorporate instructional strategies that encourage children's participation, and advocate public policy that supports…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Quality, Young Children, At Risk Students
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Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Fathers and paternal role models make a unique contribution to children's development. There is some research to suggest that the types of play males engage in with children is typically more active and thus offers unique possibilities for embedding activities for language and literacy development. In this article, we offer suggestions for how…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Literacy, Developmental Delays, Play
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Wilson, Kaitlyn P.; Dykstra, Jessica R.; Watson, Linda R.; Boyd, Brian A.; Crais, Elizabeth R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Coaching is gaining attention as a promising professional development approach in early education. However, in practice, many adult educators continue to rely on methods with inconsistent effectiveness, such as one-time trainings and workshops. In addition, there is limited evidence supporting the use of specific coaching models in early…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Autism, Adult Educators
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