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Feuerstein Julie L., Landa Rebecca J., Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A research-to-practice gap exists in childcare settings, particularly affecting instruction to children with developmental delays (DD) including those with or at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study aimed to improve implementation of…
Movahedazarhouligh Sara, Banerjee Rashida, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The term family-centred practices refer to a particular set of beliefs, principles, values, and practices for supporting and strengthening family capacity to enhance and promote child development and learning. Family-centred services in early…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 05 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This posting presents the initial reports of mental health and financial challenges faced by households of young children with disabilities learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also reports on caregiver suggestions for relieving…
Romano Mollie, Windsor Kelly S., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a single-case, multiple probe design to investigate the effects of a naturalistic intervention on deictic gesture use in toddlers who are from low-SES backgrounds. The month-long study included strategies drawn from the literature on…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Fisher Philip A., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the majority of children in the United States attending early care and education (ECE) prior to kindergarten (National Survey of Early Care and Education, 2016), the opportunity to reach children early, and strengthen resilience in the context…
Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Roots of Resilience Research Team, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes the first research on the Roots of Resilience program. (author abstract)
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…
Romano Mollie, Woods Juliann, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used a single-case, multiple baseline design to examine the effectiveness of collaborative coaching on three Early Head Start (EHS) teachers' use of responsive communication strategies with toddlers with communication delays. Child…
Spear Caitlin F., Piasta Shayne B., Yeomans-Maldonado Gloria, Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Justice Laura M., O'Connell Ann, May/June 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, we provide a contemporary examination of the similarities and differences between early childhood general educators (ECEs) and early childhood special educators (ECSEs) within a theoretically driven model that accounted for the…
Schebell Shannon, Shepley Collin, Mataras Theologia, Wunderlich Kara, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with communication delays often display difficulties labeling stimuli in their environment, particularly related to actions. Research supports direct instruction with video and picture stimuli for increasing children's action labeling…
Banerjee Rashida, Movahedazarhouligh Sara, Millen Kaitlyn, Luckner John L., February, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Valid and evidence-informed practices are critical to help young children with disabilities and their families with highly effective interventions and instruction to reach their potentials. Replication research is critical for appraising research…