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Leung, Cynthia; Leung, Janet; Leung, Shirley; Karnilowicz, Wally – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This pilot study used a quasiexperimental design to evaluate the Whole Inclusive School Empowerment (WISE) project providing educational psychology services to kindergartens to support students with diverse learning needs. There were eight intervention kindergartens that received WISE educational psychology services and eight control kindergartens…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Pilot Projects, Inclusion, Kindergarten
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Wood, Laura; Roach, Andrew T.; Kearney, Moriah A.; Zabek, Faith – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Executive functions (EFs) develop rapidly in preschoolers and lay an important foundation for school readiness. One potential method of supporting EF development is through mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Whereas studies with older children and adults have supported this approach, research with young children has been more limited. In the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Metacognition
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Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Gaspar, Maria F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study explored the correspondence and differences between school staff perceptions of preschool children's social skills and behavior problems. One hundred preschoolers were assessed by 14 pairs of teachers and classroom aides with the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-2nd Edition (PKBS-2 Portuguese version). Indexes of agreement and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Aides, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Altun, Dilek; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Snow, Catherine E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of preschoolers' home and classroom literacy environments and the relationships between receptive and expressive vocabulary, phonological awareness, and concepts about print (CAP) development. The participants were 168 parents and their children from five private preschools in a large suburban…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Family Environment, Classroom Environment
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Kowalski, Kurt; Brown, Rhonda Douglas; Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie; Uchida, Chiharu; Sacks, David F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Because of developmental constraints on the types of assessment that can be used with young children, teachers' judgments of students' skills and abilities are a particularly important source of information in early education. The present study investigates the accuracy of these judgments by examining agreement between Prekindergarten teachers'…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mathematics Skills
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Mattison, Amira; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M.; Dedrick, Robert; Dickinson, Sarah; Wingate, Emily; Hanks, Camille – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Our goals in this study were to examine (a) the degree to which teacher perceptions of children's behavior in kindergarten (averaged across fall and spring for each child) predict retention by Grade 5 and (b) whether these relationships are moderated by student race, gender, or socioeconomic status (SES). Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables
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De Stasio, Simona; Fiorilli, Caterina; Benevene, Paula; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Di Chiacchio, Carlo – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to examine, within an integrative predictive model, the relative contributions of sociodemographic variables, personal resources, and work wellbeing to teacher burnout. The research was conducted with special education teachers at Italian preschools--a context in which few previous studies have been carried…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Floress, Margaret T.; Berlinghof, Jessica R.; Rader, Rebecca A.; Riedesel, Emma K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Teacher praise is an effective strategy that decreases preschool students' disruptive behavior. It is well established that school-aged students with behavior problems receive fewer teacher praises than their peers; however, it is unclear whether these findings are consistent among preschool students. The purpose of this study was to collect…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Positive Reinforcement, Special Education, At Risk Students
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McCoy, Dacia M.; Morrison, Julie Q.; Barnett, Dave W.; Kalra, Hilary D.; Donovan, Lauren K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
As technology becomes more accessible and acceptable in the preschool setting, teachers need effective strategies of incorporating it to address challenging behaviors. A nonconcurrent delayed multiple baseline design in combination with an alternating treatment design was utilized to investigate the effects of using iPad tablets to display video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Wilczynski, Susan M.; Labrie, Allison; Baloski, Ann; Kaake, Amanda; Marchi, Nick; Zoder-Martell, Kimberly – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The present case study evaluated web-based training with coaching and feedback delivered through videoconferencing software to increase teacher use of behavioral methods associated with increased compliance. The participant, a preschool special education teacher, increased both her knowledge of efficacious interventions for autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Feedback (Response), Videoconferencing
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Gibson, Jennifer E.; Werner, Shelby S.; Sweeney, Andrew – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
When evidence-based prevention programs are implemented in schools, adaptations are common. It is important to understand which adaptations can be made while maintaining positive outcomes for students. This preliminary study evaluated an abbreviated version of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Curriculum implemented by…
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Fontil, Laura; Petrakos, Hariclia Harriet – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Transition to school for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) places demands on children, parents, and school settings. The unique experiences of parents from diverse backgrounds have not been studied extensively. This qualitative study explored the experiences of 5 Canadian and 5 immigrant families during the transition to school for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Martin, Roy P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The parent-teacher agreement has become an important issue of children's psychological assessment. However, the amount of research available for preschool children is small and mainly based on one index of agreement with samples of modest size/representativeness. This study examined parent-teacher agreement (correlations) and discrepancies (t…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Parents, Preschool Teachers
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Garbacz, Lauren L.; Zychinski, Kristen E.; Feuer, Rachel M.; Carter, Jocelyn S.; Budd, Karen S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Problem behaviors in preschool-aged children negatively affect teacher-child relationships and children's skill development. In this clinical replication of an initial study, we implemented Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), a teacher-delivered, universal intervention designed for early childhood settings. The initial study evaluated…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Skill Development
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Daniels, Denise H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Children's prior attitudes toward school may be an important entry factor to consider in their initial adjustment to kindergarten. This short-term longitudinal study examined children's affective orientations and other school-related perceptions and approaches to learning in late preschool and then 1 to 2 months after entry into…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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