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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…
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,…
Pelatti Christina Yeager, Dynia Jaclyn M., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Kaderavek Joan N., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Although classroom quality is an important consideration, few recent research studies have examined the process and structural quality in publicly funded early childhood education (ECE) and inclusive ECE classrooms. This study provides an…
Weiland Christina, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Theory and empirical work suggest inclusion preschool improves the school readiness of young children with special needs, but only 2 studies of the model have used rigorous designs that could identify causality. The present study examined the…
Sanders Eric J., Irvin Dwight W., Belardi Katie, McCune Luke, Boyd Brian A., Odom Samuel L., January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated questions adults asked to children with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-kindergarten classrooms, and whether child (e.g. autism severity) and setting (i.e. adult-to-child ratio) characteristics were related to…
Irvin Dwight W., Boyd Brian A., Odom Samuel L., February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Difficulty with social competence is a core deficit of autism spectrum disorder. Research on typically developing children and children with disabilities, in general, suggests the adult talk received in the classroom is related to their social…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Lin Tzu-Jung, Kaderavek Joan N., September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There has been a push in recent years for students with disabilities to be educated alongside their typically developing peers, a practice called inclusion. In this study, we sought to determine whether peer effects operate within early-childhood…