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Hardy, Jessica K.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Early math instruction is the subject of increasing attention by early childhood researchers. There is evidence to suggest that early math skills are highly predictive of later academic achievement but that there are disparities in early math skills among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a systematic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, At Risk Students, Teaching Methods
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Spencer, Trina D.; Petersen, Douglas B.; Restrepo, M. Adelaida; Thompson, Marilyn; Gutierrez Arvizu, Maria Nelly – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Standards of academic performance place a high demand on students' English language. To help Spanish-speaking preschoolers who are developing English as a second language meet these demands, researchers recommend strengthening their first language to facilitate development of their second language. Head Start teachers and research assistants…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Kim, Sunyoung; Resua, Kimberly A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the effects of training and coaching via video and email feedback on preservice teachers' use of recommended practices. Two preservice teachers in an early childhood special education program developed action plans for implementing recommended practices and videotaped their interactions with children in a blended…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Mail
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Severini, Katherine E.; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Barton, Erin E.; Osborne, Kirsten C. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Withdrawal and multitreatment single subject research designs were used to evaluate the effectiveness of stay-play-talk (SPT) interventions on social behaviors of preschool-aged peers to children with disabilities. Each group included at least one socially competent peer and one child with Down syndrome who used an augmentative and alternative…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Peer Teaching
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Windsor, Kelly S.; Woods, Juliann; Kaiser, Ann P.; Snyder, Patricia; Salisbury, Christine – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of coaching caregivers to embed both communication and motor outcomes concurrently within daily routines of their infants or toddlers with significant disabilities using Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) strategies. The coaching and embedding practices were part of a multicomponent intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychomotor Skills, Coaching (Performance), Communication Skills
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Kaiser, Ann P.; Hardy, Jessica K. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Although extensive research exists on vocabulary instruction during book reading in preschool classroom, comparatively little research has been conducted on vocabulary exposure in classroom play contexts and child vocabulary outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine Head Start teacher and child vocabulary use in dyadic play sessions and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Vocabulary, Play, Outcomes of Education
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Barton, Erin E.; Rigor, Monica N.; Pokorski, Elizabeth A.; Velez, Marina; Domingo, Maddisen – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using text messaging to deliver performance-based feedback (PF) to preservice teachers working in inclusive early childhood classrooms. A multiple baseline across behaviors single-case research design was replicated across four participants to examine the relation between PF delivered…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Written Language, Telecommunications, Feedback (Response)
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Jones, Judy; Rodger, Sylvia; Walpole, Anna; Bobir, Natasha – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Collaborative goal setting is recognized as a hallmark of good practice in early intervention (EI). This qualitative study describes mothers' and practitioners' perceptions of the utility of the Family Goal Setting Tool: Autism Spectrum Disorder Version (FGST: ASD Version), which supports family identification and prioritization of goals and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Goal Orientation, Mothers, Preschool Teachers
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Odom, Samuel L.; Butera, Gretchen; Diamond, Karen E.; Hanson, Marci J.; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan; Fleming, Kandace; Marquis, Janet – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Children's School Success (CSS) curriculum for 4-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs designed to prepare them for success in their early public school grades. The study took place in preschool classes located in five regionally distributed states, all of which were inclusive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Larson, Anne L.; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Root, Amy Kennedy; Bougher-Muckian, Hilary – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
We used a multiple-probe single-case design to determine whether there was a functional relation between peer-delivered, technology-enhanced, performance-based feedback (TEPF) and early intervention (EI) providers' use of family engagement strategies and embedded learning opportunities. Participants included three coaches, three EI providers,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Teaching, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Hendrix, Nicole M.; Hojnoski, Robin L.; Missall, Kristen N. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Shared book reading can facilitate meaningful mathematical interactions. This study extends prior research by exploring the effect of book content and parent training in shared book reading. A comparison phase embedded within a multiple baseline design across participants was used with three Head Start parent-child dyads to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Parent Child Relationship
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Belardi, Katie; Amsbary, Jessica; Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP) is a classroom-based intervention targeting the social-communication and play development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. We used a multimethod approach to measuring intervention fidelity, including adherence, exposure, treatment differentiation, and quality of treatment…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Osborne, Kirsten; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Martin, Jessica; Thorne, Katelyn – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Multitreatment designs were used to evaluate the relative effectiveness of multicomponent Stay, Play, Talk (SPT) interventions on peer social behaviors for two groups of children, each including one Participant With Autism Spectrum Disorder (PWA) and two socially competent peers. Children were trained to use buddy strategies during 5-min free-play…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Behavior, Behavior Modification, Peer Relationship
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Ferreira, Milene; Aguiar, Cecília; Correia, Nadine; Fialho, Margarida; Pimentel, Júlia Serpa – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Positive social experiences with peers are important for children with disabilities attending inclusive early childhood education (ECE). This study investigated the associations between classroom quality; children's verbal, social, and behavioral skills; and the friendships and social acceptance of children with disabilities, while testing the…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Acceptance, Students with Disabilities, Classroom Environment
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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Douglas, Sarah N.; Dueñas, Ana D. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) are evidence-based interventions implemented by the adults in a child's natural environment (e.g., by practitioners in classrooms). The social validity of this body of research may have an impact on the maintenance of practitioner implementation of NDBIs. We conducted a systematic review…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Educational Research, Validity
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