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Lipscomb Stephen, Shoji Megan, Terziev Jeffrey, Vogel Cheri, Aikens Nikki, Snyder Patricia A., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 governs how states and public agencies provide educational services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. One piece of IDEA authorizes grants to…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Garver Karin A., Nores Milagros, Li Zijia, Whitman Charles, April 28 2020
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of a needs assessment conducted in order to understand and describe early childhood services for preschool-age children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the state of Connecticut. In…

Kerch Cailin J., Donovan Carol A., Ernest James M., Strichik Tracye, Winchester Joy, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study of the relationship between early receptive vocabulary development and social-emotional competencies examines differences among typically developing children and peers with disabilities within a state-wide program that meets all 10 of…
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,…
Coogle Christan Grygas, Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Storie Sloan, Rahn Naomi L., Kurowski-Burt Amy, March/April 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effect of delayed and immediate performance-based feedback on preservice teachers' use of embedded learning opportunities, an evidence-based practice in early childhood special education…
Hong Soo-Young, Eum Jungwon, Long Yanjie, Wu Chaorong, Welch Greg W., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study aimed to investigate typically developing preschoolers' behavior toward peers with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, focusing on the co-occurrence of the interactions between children with and without disabilities with various…
Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study applied multilevel modeling to examine the relationship between the percentage of children with mild/moderate disabilities in classrooms and children's language and literacy achievement over an academic year. The sample included 516…
Francois Jennifer, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current manuscript focuses on helping the reader understand the influence of teaching self-efficacy on special educator's practice and participation in PD activities as well as background on the availability of high-quality PD opportunities.…
Francois Jennifer, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the directives by IDEA and recommendations by DEC, institutions continue to struggle with the incorporation of content and experiences specific to early intervention (Cochran et al. 2012; Stayton, Whittaker, Jones, & Kersting, 2001). It…
Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Coogle Christan Grygas, Pigman Jon Ryan, Sturgeon Doug, Helfrich Sara, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
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Online special educator preparation programs are growing in prevalence and popularity. Yet, implementing a clinical model of special educator preparation within online programs can be challenging. In this study, we explored the perspectives of the…
Noggle Amy K., Stites Michele L., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this qualitative study, we examined the lived experiences of three typically developing children participating in inclusive preschool programs for children with special needs. Inclusion has been considered a best practice in early childhood…
Sucuoglu Nimet Bulbin, Bakkaloglu Hatice, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The parent-teacher relationship is one of the main elements of effective preschool inclusion affecting children, parent and teacher outcomes; therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between parents (mothers) and…
Sira Natalia, Maine Erica, McNeil Sarah, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study investigated perceptions, thoughts, and attitudes of parents of typically developing children enrolled in inclusive 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classrooms. Using a qualitative approach, guided by ecological system theory…
Winslow Amanda, Fall 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this action research project was to determine commonly reported barriers impacting inclusion in a child care setting. Data was collected through qualitative survey responses via an electronic survey and a small focus group of child…
Valente Joseph Michael, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this article, I demonstrate how hybrid language practices allow for children to make use of their full linguistic repertoire in negotiating the social and communicative demands of the school environment (Axelrod in Early Child Educ J, p 1-8, 2014…