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Golden Adrienne Kimberly, Hemmeter Mary Louise, Edmonds Marisa, Ledford Jennifer R., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiple probe design across behaviors, replicated across teaching teams, was used to evaluate the effectiveness of training plus reciprocal peer coaching on teaching teams’ implementation of Pyramid Model (PM) practices. In this study, teaching…
Barton Erin Elizabeth, Ledford Jennifer R., Zimmerman Kathleen N., Pokorski Elizabeth A., May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Blocks and block play are ubiquitous to early childhood settings and as such provide a normative context for social interactions between children with and without disabilities. However, children with disabilities tend to engage in more repetitive…
Barton Erin Elizabeth, Ledford Jennifer R., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with disabilities often have deficits in imitation skills, particularly in imitating peers. Imitation is considered a behavioral cusp--which, once learned, allows a child to access additional and previously unavailable learning…
Zimmerman Kathleen N., Ledford Jennifer R., Barton Erin Elizabeth, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children with challenging behavior may require individualized interventions to facilitate improved outcomes. Visual activity schedules (VAS) have been well documented for improving engagement, transition, and recreation behaviors with children…
Ledford Jennifer R., Chazin Kate T., Harbin Emilee R., Ward Sarah E., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Limited data are available regarding how response prompting procedures should be used in early childhood settings. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficiency of progressive time delay instruction presented via two trial arrangements:…
Pokorski Elizabeth A., Barton Erin Elizabeth, Ledford Jennifer R., February, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Individual contingency management systems have been used successfully to improve behaviors in school settings--including preschools--but often come with associated challenges in time and personnel management. Group contingencies, in the form of…
Ledford Jennifer R., Lane Justin D., Shepley Collin, Kroll Sarah M., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with autism have deficits in social communication and may engage in less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than children without disabilities. In this study, a classroom teacher implemented two interventions in the context of an…
Ledford Jennifer R., Barton Erin Elizabeth, Hardy Jessica Kristen, Elam Katie, Seabolt Jordan Leigh, Shanks Meredith, Hemmeter Mary Louise, Kaiser Ann P., June, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Although comparison studies are important in early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE), results of well-designed comparison studies are likely to be unpublished because of undifferentiated or differently differentiated results…
Urlacher Sarah, Wolery Mark, Ledford Jennifer R., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
During small group instruction, two groups of children--each group comprised of one child with a disability and two without disabilities--were taught to read words using a progressive time delay procedure (PTD). Apart from the children with…
Adamo Elyse K., Wu Jenny Yi-Ching, Wolery Mark, Hemmeter Mary Louise, Ledford Jennifer R., Barton Erin Elizabeth, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with Down syndrome may be at increased risk of problems associated with inactivity. Early intervention to increase physical activity may lead to increased participation in typical activities and long-term increases in quality of life (e.g…
Lane Justin D., Gast David L., Shepley Collin, Ledford Jennifer R., March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children with disabilities are less likely to display prosocial behaviors than their typically developing peers. One method for increasing social skills is embedding opportunities for social interactions during academic instruction. The…