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Strain Phillip S., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on a 4-year follow-up study from the Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents (LEAP) randomized trial of early intervention for young children with autism. Overall, participants from LEAP…
Nelson Catherine, Paul Kristen, Johnston Susan S., Kidder Jaimee E., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play skills are central to development of children's language and cognitive skills. However, social, symbolic, and object play skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are frequently impaired. This study examined the effects of a…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, United States. Department of Education, January-March 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this policy statement is to set a vision and provide recommendations to States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and public and private early childhood programs, from the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and…
Frey Andy, Small Jason W., Feil Edward G., Seeley John, Walker Hill M., Forness Steven R., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not always be recognized as such during their early years, but some of their behavioral problems may nonetheless prompt a referral for behavioral intervention. Whether such an intervention…
Kartal Mine Sonmez, Ozkan Serife Yucesoy, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The effects of class-wide self-monitoring on the on-task behaviors of preschoolers with developmental disabilities were determined. Also examined were whether the on-task behaviors of preschoolers with developmental disabilities had approximated the…
Lee Soo Hoon, Lee Lay Wah, August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a comprehensive social skills intervention package combining peer-mediated strategies and environmental arrangements on the peer interactions of three children with autism in a Malaysian…
Simon-Cereijido Gabriela, May, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
About a quarter of young children in the United States are dual language learners. The large majority are Latino children who are exposed to Spanish in their homes. The language needs of Latino dual language preschoolers are different from the needs…
Griebling Susan, Elgas Peggy M., Konerman Rachel, Spring 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The authors report on research conducted during a project investigation undertaken with preschool children, ages 3-5. The report focuses on three children with special needs and the positive outcomes for each child as they engaged in the project…
Dykstra Jessica R., Watson Linda R., Boyd Brian A., Wilson Kaitlyn P., Crais Elizabeth R., Baranek Grace T., Flippin Michelle, Flagler Sally, March, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Despite an emphasis on identifying evidence-based practices among researchers and using evidence-based practices among professionals in the field of education, there are still problems with uptake and implementation in real-world settings. This lack…
Favazza Paddy C., Siperstein Gary N., Zeisel Susan A., Odom Samuel L., Sideris John, Moskowitz Andrew L., July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effectiveness of the Young Athletes program to promote motor development in preschool-aged children with disabilities. In the study, 233 children were randomly assigned to a control group or the Young Athletes (YA)…
Boyd Brian A., Hume Kara A., McBee Matthew T., Alessandri Michael, Gutierrez Anibal, Johnson LeAnne, Sperry Laurie Allyn, Odom Samuel L., June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
LEAP and TEACCH represent two comprehensive treatment models (CTMs) that have been widely used across several decades to educate young children with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to compare high fidelity…
Goods Kelly Stickles, Ishijima Eric, Chang Ya-Chih, Kasari Connie, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this pilot study, we tested the effects of a novel intervention (JASPER, Joint Attention Symbolic Play Engagement and Regulation) on 3 to 5 year old, minimally verbal children with autism who were attending a non-public preschool. Participants…
Warr Deborah, Mann Rosemary, Forbes Danielle, Turner Colleen, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is well-established that household and neighborhood disadvantage and migrant background impact on children's cognitive, developmental and health outcomes. While participation in early childhood services and programs can mitigate the effects of…
Barton Erin Elizabeth, Lawrence Karen, Deurloo Florien, June, 2012
Other
Peer Reviewed
A description of evidence based strategies for young children with autism for application by early childhood practitioners in inclusive settings, selected from findings of the National Autism Center and the National Research Council on the education…
Walsh Rosalind L., Kemp Coral, Hodge Kerry A., Bowes Jennifer M., June, 2012
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of 11 reports on the outcomes of educational interventions for intellectually gifted children in the early childhood years