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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
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Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Chen Jing, Lin Tzu-Jung, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., 08 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Classroom social networks are influential to young children’s cognitive, social–emotional, and language development, but assessment and analyses of social networks are complex. Findings have been mixed regarding whether different informants (…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…
Chen Jing, Justice Laura M., Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Lin Tzu-Jung, Sawyer Brook E., March/April 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study takes an ecological approach to examine how children with developmental language disorder (DLD) interact with their classmates within early childhood special education (ECSE) inclusive classrooms. Participants were 124 children with DLD,…
Helsabeck Nathan P., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Using a sample of 568 students from 61 kindergarten classrooms whose primary caregivers completed a questionnaire describing their child's early childhood education and care (ECEC) by year from birth to pre-kindergarten, we…
Lin Tzu-Jung, Justice Laura M., Emery Alyssa A., Mashburn Andrew J., Pentimonti Jill M., May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study examined the potential impacts of ongoing participation (twice weekly for 30 weeks) in teacher-child managed whole-group language and literacy instruction on prekindergarten children's social interaction with classmates…
Lin Tzu-Jung, Justice Laura M., Paul Narmada, Mashburn Andrew J., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Peer interaction contributes strongly to children's development and learning, but the processes by which peer interaction is shaped in preschool classrooms, particularly classrooms in rural communities, are largely unknown. This study aimed to…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Lin Tzu-Jung, Kaderavek Joan N., September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There has been a push in recent years for students with disabilities to be educated alongside their typically developing peers, a practice called inclusion. In this study, we sought to determine whether peer effects operate within early-childhood…