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Storie Sloan, Coogle Christan Grygas, Rahn Naomi L., Ottley Jennifer Riggie, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports the results of a post hoc analysis of child data from a single-case multiple-probe study of pre-service teachers' use of communication strategies before, while, and after receiving distance coaching. Data were analyzed for the…
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…
Tamakloe Deborah, Agbenyega Joseph S., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative case study explored the professional philosophies and experiences of preschool teachers and their support staff regarding the use of assistive technology devices (ATDs) in an early intervention inclusive preschool class. Using face-…
Coogle Christan Grygas, Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Storie Sloan, Rahn Naomi L., Kurowski-Burt Amy, January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research suggests that there is a gap in what we know is best practice and what is taking place in inclusive early childhood classrooms for children identified with autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this single-case design study was to…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Breit-Smith Allison, Kaderavek Joan N., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined fidelity of implementation (FOI) in the context of an early-literacy intervention involving 83 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 291 three- to five-year old children with disabilities in their classrooms.…
Lund Emily (Emily Ann), Douglas W. Michael, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite poor vocabulary outcomes for children with hearing loss, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of specific vocabulary teaching methods on vocabulary learning for this group. The authors compared three vocabulary instruction conditions…
Rahn Naomi L., Coogle Christan Grygas, Storie Sloan, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to compare the expressive use of thematic vocabulary by three preschool children with developmental delays during Dialogic Reading, a shared book reading intervention, and Activity-Based Intervention…
Sennott Samuel, Mason Linda H., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This pilot study describes an intervention package, MODELER for Read and Talk, designed to provide enriched language interaction for children with complex communication needs who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). MODELER (…
Erwin Elizabeth J., Maude Susan P., Palmer Susan B., Summers Jean Ann, Brotherson Mary Jane, Haines Shana J., Stroup-Rentier Vera Lynne, Zheng Yuzhu, Peck Nancy F., July, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood practitioners can play a vital role in the development of early self-determination in partnership with families. Self-determination has been generally considered to be about personal agency or control that can also relate to the…
Chang Ya-Chih, Shire Stephanie Y., Shih Wendy, Gelfand Carolyn, Kasari Connie, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few research-developed early intervention models have been deployed to and tested in real world preschool programs. In this study, teaching staff implemented a social communication modularized intervention, JASPER, in their daily program. Sixty-six…
Chambers Mary E., Sugden David (David A.), June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The years from 3 to 6 are a time when children develop fundamental movement skills that are the building blocks for the functional movements they use throughout their lives. By 6 years of age, a typically developing child will have in place a full…
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…
Richels Corrin G., Bobzien Jonna, Schwartz Kathryn S., Raver Sharon A., Browning Ellen L., Hester Peggy P., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Structured input from both teachers and peers maximizes the opportunities for preschoolers to learn grammatical forms. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a teacher and a peer with typical hearing and language…
Lawrence Sharmila, Smith Sheila, Banerjee Rashida, April, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young…