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Adapting Literacy Learning Practices For Young Children With Disabilities, Carl J. Dunst, Carol M. Trivette Nov 2008

Adapting Literacy Learning Practices For Young Children With Disabilities, Carl J. Dunst, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


Identifying Preschool Students In Need Of Early Intervention, Cassie Delso Wells Aug 2008

Identifying Preschool Students In Need Of Early Intervention, Cassie Delso Wells

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate a screening instrument targeting identification of preschool students in need of early intervention in order to determine the screening instrument's predictive validity. This study specifically examined the relationship between student scores on the DIALS and student achievement in reading at the end of first grade. All participants in the study were residing on Alaska's North Slope and the majority were Alaska Natives. The remote geographic location of the North Slope along with the ancient traditions of the Inupiat Eskimos, including the Inupiaq language that is still spoken among the residents ...


Educating Parents Effectively To Prepare Them For Their Role In The Special Education Process, Dawn Harnischfeger Aug 2008

Educating Parents Effectively To Prepare Them For Their Role In The Special Education Process, Dawn Harnischfeger

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Students with a labelled learning disability comprise approximately 5% of the population in American public schools. This research project seeks to identify appropriate ways to both prepare and inform parent/caregivers to enable them to advocate for their children through the Committee on Preschool Special Education/Committee on Special Education (CPSE/CSE) processes. It determines that the children are best served through a collaboration between the educators’ experience and the parents’ intimate knowledge of both student and home environment. Additional questions considered in this research project are: parent/guardian emotional response to their child’s suspected learning disability, identification of ...


Center For Early Literacy Learning (Cell): Achieving Adoption And Use Of Evidence-Based Early Literacy Learning Practice With Young Children With Disabilities, Carol M. Trivette, Carl J. Dunst Jun 2008

Center For Early Literacy Learning (Cell): Achieving Adoption And Use Of Evidence-Based Early Literacy Learning Practice With Young Children With Disabilities, Carol M. Trivette, Carl J. Dunst

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


The Kindergarten Buddy Program And Its Effect On Reading Achievement For At-Risk Kindergarten Students, Patricia E. Cosentino May 2008

The Kindergarten Buddy Program And Its Effect On Reading Achievement For At-Risk Kindergarten Students, Patricia E. Cosentino

Education Dissertations

Research states that more time and attention is needed for some students to acquire the necessary skills which allow them to become successful learners. Full-day kindergarten programs are desirable to ensure that all students have the necessary time to be successful. Due to lack of funds many school districts are unable to offer full-day kindergarten programs. The Kindergarten Buddy Program is a viable alternative for school systems seeking ways to provide opportunities for students who require extra support. The effectiveness of providing additional instruction in phonological awareness for at-risk learners needs to be explored to determine its impact on reading ...


A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay Jan 2008

A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay

Library Faculty Papers

The purpose of this review of research is to describe the integration of technology in the early childhood curriculum. The review presents issues surrounding the use of technology in early childhood education; synthesizes research findings on the impact of technology use on young children’s educational achievement; provides professionals in the field with instructional strategies for integrating technology in a variety of content areas within the early childhood curriculum; and shares recommendations for the developmentally appropriate and effective use of technology for young children. This review supports the professional growth of early childhood professionals by facilitating their understanding of research-based ...


Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Southern Mississippi's School Of Library And Information Science Jan 2008

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Southern Mississippi's School Of Library And Information Science

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival Programs

The program for the forty-first annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival held on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 2008.


Reactive Attachment Disorder: Challenges For Early Identification And Intervention Within The Schools, Kimberly K. Floyd, Peggy Hester, Harold C. Griffin, Jeannie Golden, Lora Lee Smith Canter Jan 2008

Reactive Attachment Disorder: Challenges For Early Identification And Intervention Within The Schools, Kimberly K. Floyd, Peggy Hester, Harold C. Griffin, Jeannie Golden, Lora Lee Smith Canter

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

Attachment is of key importance in childhood development. The quality of attachment relationship between the child and parent/primary caregiver may have an effect on the child and future relationships and social success (Rubin, Bukowski, & Parker, 1998). When a child fails to bond with a caring adult, attachment becomes disordered and children may not be able to bond appropriately or at all with other people. This inability to relate and connect with others may disrupt or arrest not only children's social development, but also their overall development. The purpose of this review is to synthesize information and research on ...


Primary Teachers' Knowledge And Knowledge Calibration Of Early Literacy Practices, Tami Al-Hazza, Charlene Fleener, Jane Hager Jan 2008

Primary Teachers' Knowledge And Knowledge Calibration Of Early Literacy Practices, Tami Al-Hazza, Charlene Fleener, Jane Hager

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

This research design was based on the knowledge calibration work by Cunningham, Perry, Stanovich, and Stanovich (2004). One hundred and forty-one full time teachers participated in a four day professional development workshop on research-based reading instruction. Participants were administered a three-part survey comprised of 1) demographic information 2) knowledge calibration items measuring perceived understanding of phonics, phonological awareness, and syllabication and 3) phonics pretest published in Self-Paced Phonics: A Text for Educators (2005). There were statistically significant differences between participants who rated their knowledge as high and those who rated their knowledge as low on the phonological and phonics items ...


The Role Of Language In Early Childhood Mathematics, Raquel Munarriz Diaz Jan 2008

The Role Of Language In Early Childhood Mathematics, Raquel Munarriz Diaz

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Math literacy is imperative to succeed in society. Experience is key for acquiring math literacy. A preschooler’s world is full of mathematical experiences. Children are continually counting, sorting and comparing as they play. As children are engaged in these activities they are using language as a tool to express their mathematical thinking. If teachers are aware of these teachable moments and help children bridge their daily experiences to mathematical concepts, math literacy may be enhanced.

This study described the interactions between teachers and preschoolers, determining the extent to which teachers scaffold children’s everyday language into expressions of mathematical ...


The Impact Of The 101s: A Guide To Positive Discipline Training On Teacher Interaction Practices, Attitudes, And Prosocial Skill Outcomes In Preschool Classrooms, Marie Louise Talayco Masterson Jan 2008

The Impact Of The 101s: A Guide To Positive Discipline Training On Teacher Interaction Practices, Attitudes, And Prosocial Skill Outcomes In Preschool Classrooms, Marie Louise Talayco Masterson

Theses and Dissertations in Early Childhood Education

This study investigated the impact of The 101s: A Guide to Positive Discipline on teachers of preschool Title 1 children. Current research supports the impact of responsive social emotional support and positive teacher-child interactions on both short and long term social and academic outcomes, with specific remediating benefits for children most at risk of school failure. The 101s training and materials evaluated in this study included ten principles/skills to support respectful, responsive interactions hypothesized to support positive prosocial skill responding. Training was provided to 34 teachers with control and experimental groups. Analysis of quantitative pre and post observation data ...


A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay Dec 2007

A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay

Kelly Heider

The purpose of this review of research is to describe the integration of technology in the early childhood curriculum. The review presents issues surrounding the use of technology in early childhood education; synthesizes research findings on the impact of technology use on young children’s educational achievement; provides professionals in the field with instructional strategies for integrating technology in a variety of content areas within the early childhood curriculum; and shares recommendations for the developmentally appropriate and effective use of technology for young children. This review supports the professional growth of early childhood professionals by facilitating their understanding of research-based ...