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Green Katherine B., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, Hart Lynn, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Math skills are critical for children's future success in school, as school-entry math knowledge is the strongest predictor of later academic achievement. Although there is a recent increase of literature on math with young children, there is a…
Towson Jacqueline A., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, Bingham Gary E., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Dialogic reading is an evidence-based practice for preschool children who are typically developing or at-risk; yet there is limited research to evaluate if it has similar positive effects on the language and preliteracy skills of children with…
Green Katherine B., Terry Nicole Patton, Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality literacy instruction in preschool can be critical to the future academic success for all children, but may be even more so for children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to examine progress in emergent literacy skills of young…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the proportion of 3- through 5-year-olds with disabilities from ethnically diverse backgrounds across five states, of that proportion by special education eligibility category, and of the relationship between state of residence and…
Cochran Deborah C., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, Stayton Vicki, Dinnebeil Laurie A., Lifter Karin Nelson, Chandler Lynette K., Christensen Kimberly A., May, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A field validation survey of the revised initial and new advanced personnel standards for early childhood special education and early intervention professionals created by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of racial representation in special education placements of preschool children with disabilities in five Southern states, and a comparison of the use of full inclusion, partial inclusion, or unknown inclusion type environments, based on…
Malone Delia G., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, July 2009
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of studies on the factors associated with the smooth transition of special needs children, at age3 into preschool special education programs
Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, Lambert Richard G., Fall 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relations among child care quality, the concentration abilities of young children with special needs, and the social development outcomes of participation in Head Start