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Clements Douglas H., Vinh Megan E., Lim Chih-Ing, Sarama Julie, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Educators declare their commitment to high-quality education for all children. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasingly included as critical topics, even for young children. However, there are…
Cate Deborah, Dell Penny, Littlefield Ruth, Riepe Benjamin, Whaley Kathy T., 23 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
ECTA Center hosted a series of discussions between Spring-Summer 2020 with teachers, providers, administrators, and families from across the country and gathered supporting research. In listening to their stories, it became apparent that these times…
Chen Ching-I, Mickelson Ann M., October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The trend toward inclusive and interdisciplinary service delivery in early intervention and early childhood special education has propelled collaboration focused on aligning respective standards for personnel preparation across professional…
Bruder Mary Beth, Dunst Carl J., February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parents of young children participating in either Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C early intervention or IDEA Part B-619 preschool special education programs were surveyed to obtain a consumer science perspective of the…
Epley Pamela H., July-September 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the relationship between parents' perspectives of early childhood special education (ECSE) and their engagement in everyday learning activities with kindergarten performance of children with disabilities in one Midwestern state.…
Dunst Carl J., Trivette Carol M., Hamby Deborah W., Simkus Andrew, 2013
Literature Review
Findings from a meta-analysis of studies investigating the use of five different assistive technology devices (switch interfaces, powered mobility, computers, augmentative communication, weighted/pressure vests) with young children with disabilities…
Kasprzak Christina M., Hurth Joicey L., Rooney Robin, Goode Susan E., Danaher Joan, Whaley Kathy T., Ringwalt Sharon S., Cate Deborah, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study and overview of national trends and progress that states have made from 2005 through 2008 on National Part C and Part B Early Childhood State Performance Plan indicators, challenges to meet performance objectives, and the improvement…
National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, January, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This paper offers a framework for thinking about the meaning of RTI in early childhood. In addition, it outlines important considerations for early care and education programs that choose to adopt and implement RTI. Finally, it provides…
Dunst Carl J., Gorman Ellen, 2011
Literature Review
A synthesis of 13 research studies on the relationship between the nursery rhyme knowledge and experiences and the early literacy, language, and communication development of young children with disabilities
Greenwood Charles R., Walker Dale, Buzhardt Joseph F., December, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between patterns of growth in communication and gender, Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) status, and home language environment and a second study of patterns of growth in gestures, vocalizations, and single- and…
Council for Exceptional Children. Division for Early Childhood, National Association for the Education of Young Children, December 2009
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Highlights of a discussion of a proposed standard definition of early childhood inclusion and the need for its national adaptation, and recommendations for the improvement of inclusive early childhood services
Shaw Evelyn F., Hatton Deborah, September 2009
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the screening measures and instruments used by programs under Part C and Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the identification of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), based on…
Buysse Virginia, Hollingsworth Heidi, August 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the inclusion of components of quality into professional development to ensure quality service in programs inclusive of children with disabilities
Gallagher James J., Danaher Joan, Clifford Richard M., May 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
A history of the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, an organization promoting access to services for young children with disabilities
Dogaru Cristian, Rosenkoetter Sharon E., Rous Beth, May, 2009
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the experiences of the transition of children with disabilities into kindergarten, based on data gathered from 65 parents and service providers analyzed through use of a critical incident technique