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Walbam, Katherine M. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Attachment is considered a fundamental aspect of social and emotional development in children. Attachment is established, in part, through sensory processes, yet many children have unique sensory needs. The present study explores the association between sensory processing disorder and attachment by examining primary caregivers' perception of the…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Perceptual Impairments, Sensory Integration, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Gerlach, Alison J.; Gignac, Joan – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Children and families receive maximum benefits from early childhood programs when families are actively engaged. "Parental involvement" is an established feature of Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) in Canada, and there is interest in increasing the knowledge on how AHSUNC sites engage with parents and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Well Being, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Dawn; Keen, Deb; Heussler, Helen; Wicks, Rachelle; Roberts, Jacqueline – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Early childhood intervention (ECI) services for children on the autism spectrum commonly espouse a family-centered approach but outcomes studies often focus solely upon the child. Mothers of 96 children on the spectrum (aged 4-5 years) completed a measure of access to ECI and the Family Outcomes Survey--Revised. Family outcomes after ECI were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Waschl, Nicolette; Xie, Huichao; Chen, Mo; Poon, Kenneth K. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Family quality of life (FQoL) constitutes an important aspect of early intervention. However, the culture bound nature of this construct necessitates validation of FQoL measures when being used in a culture different from the one in which they were developed. This study sought to understand the psychometric properties and construct validity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Characteristics, Early Intervention
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Kemp, Coral; Stephenson, Jennifer; Cooper, Megan; Hodge, Kerry – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A multiple-probe design across participants was used to investigate the effect of a peer-mediated intervention on the turn-taking behavior of 3 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attending inclusive childcare centers. An educator trained peers to support the child with a disability to take turns playing a game on an iPad. The educator…
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), Young Children
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Blackburn, Carolyn; Harvey, Merryl – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Having a child born prematurely can plunge parents into an unknown and sometimes frightening situation, where they experience a loss of control over events and reduced decision-making capacity. Preterm birth sometimes results in posttraumatic stress disorder for parents and negatively impacts on parent-child interactional patterns, especially if…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Parents, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Pan, Yi-Ling; Hwang, Ai-Wen; Simeonsson, Rune J.; Lu, Lu; Liao, Hua-Fang – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a universal language of codes to document childhood functioning. The ICF-CY Code Set for Infants with Early Delay and Disabilities (EDD Code Set) has been developed to facilitate the practical application of the ICF for children. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Classification, Coding, Infants
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Cosgrove, Kimberly; Gilkerson, Linda; Leviton, Audrey; Mueller, Mary; Norris-Shortle, Carole; Gouvêa, Marcia – Infants and Young Children, 2019
A strong relationship between parents and professionals is essential to successful early intervention. Yet, programs struggle to engage families in services. This article describes a successful pilot project to strengthen parent/professional relationships for families with children with disabilities living in a high-poverty urban area. Early…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Disabilities, Poverty
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Catalino, Tricia; Chiarello, Lisa A.; Mitchell, Marica Cox; Deppe, Janet; Gundler, Darla; Kemp, Peggy; LeMoine, Sarah; Long, Toby; Muhlenhaupt, Mary; Prelock, Patricia; Schefkind, Sandra; Stayton, Vicki; Ziegler, Deborah – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance to State Systems of Early Childhood Intervention and Institutions of Higher Education on issues related to personnel development. One initiative of the ECPC has been to collaborate…
Descriptors: Competence, Infants, Young Children, Disabilities
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Elenko, Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate's occupational therapy (OT) Program has worked over the last decade and a half providing advanced training in early intervention (EI) through 3 OT programs for practicing and preservice occupational therapists. There are many challenges in the preparation of entry-level practitioners to work…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Best Practices, Early Intervention
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Barger, Brian; Squires, Jane; Greer, Maureen; Noyes-Grosser, Donna; Martin Eile, Julia; Rice, Catherine; Shaw, Evelyn; Surprenant, Kala Shah; Twombly, Elizabeth; London, Sarah; Zubler, Jennifer; Wolf, Rebecca B. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
An infant or toddler can begin the process of receiving Part C early intervention services by having a diagnosed condition with a high probability of developmental delay (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004). How states define those diagnosed conditions that begin the initiation process varies widely. Lists of diagnosed…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities
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Gibbs, Deanna; Harniess, Phillip; Crossley, Siew-Lian – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Infants who require admission to a neonatal unit and who ultimately present with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties often require more sustained engagement with early intervention services during admission and beyond. However, there is little research exploring families' experiences of early intervention (EI) therapy received throughout a…
Descriptors: Infants, Neurological Impairments, Early Intervention, Parent Attitudes
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Rahn, Naomi L.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ottley, Jennifer R. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Embedded learning opportunities are one evidence-based practice for addressing individualized education program goals for young children with special needs. In this study, we used quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze 8 early childhood special education teachers' use of embedded learning opportunities during the usual conditions of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Children
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Pekçetin, Serkan; Saridas, Bagdagül; Üstünyurt, Zeynep; Kayihan, Hülya – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the sensory-processing patterns of preterm and term children at 6 years of age. The sensory profile (SP; W. Dunn, 1999) was used to evaluate sensory-processing patterns. We compared the section and factor SP scores of 118 preterm children with those of 158 term children at 6 years of age. Preterm children…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Neonates
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Infants and Young Children, 2019
Low-risk infants discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can include infants whose stay was due to late-term prematurity, suspicion of sepsis, breathing issues, and/or feeding challenges. This study aimed to identify the degree to which sociodemographic and medical factors contribute to low-risk NICU graduates being accepted into…
Descriptors: Infants, Neonates, Hospitals, Premature Infants
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