Tuesday, August 09, 2016

News and Resources from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

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Classroom Instructional Context Influences Child-Teacher Relationships
New research suggests that high-quality early education can and should develop children's academic skills in a context deeply rooted in supportive interactions.

Young Adults Say their ADHD Symptoms Depend on Context
This study's subjects experience ADHD as interactions between themselves and their environments.

Resources Support Recommended Practices for Assessment
Assessment is a critical component of services for young children who have (or are at risk for) developmental delays or disabilities.

Household Chaos Explains Some of the Adverse Effects of Poverty on Children
This study from the Family Life Project looked at the links between household chaos, poverty, and children’s academic achievement in kindergarten.

"Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention" Supports Interactions between Learners with Autism and their Peers
FPG's autism experts have posted this free instructional module online--one of many that teaches how to use evidence-based practices.

Emotional and Organizational Quality in Pre-K Classrooms Affects Social Skills and Behavior at 1st Grade
Findings show that children benefit especially from higher levels of two aspects of classroom quality.

How Can We Implement Inclusive Practices with the Strongest Evidence Behind Them?
Here's an action agenda--and much more--for improving the likelihood that young children with disabilities experience high-quality inclusion.

Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children to Publish New Report
Research has long shown that the parent-child relationship and other factors are at the root of healthy development.

Tailoring Self-Regulation Interventions to Population Needs Is Key
Research on self-regulation shows that some populations benefit from different approaches or are less likely to respond to certain interventions.

How Does a Provider Make an Informed Decision about which Evidence-Based Practices to Use?
Here's how to help ensure the use of evidence-based practices in early childhood classroom settings.

"Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education" Is Available Now
This much-anticipated resource examines effective interventions and provides guidance on emerging scientific techniques to support implementation and advancement in the field.

Stage-Based Planning Facilitates Successful Implementation
Implementation is not an event, but a process involving multiple decisions, actions, and corrections designed to make full and effective use of innovations.

The "System Framework: Self-Assessment" Helps Part C and Section 619/Preschool Programs to Set Priorities
This tool is a companion to the ECTA System Framework and provides a structure to record the current status of a state system and set priorities for improvement. 

FPG Provides Early Learning Activities & Visual Supports to Teach Toddlers with Autism New Skills and Routines
"Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers" is a collaborative parent education and support model designed to help families better understand and engage with toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.

Watch Kate Gallagher's "Transformative Early Childhood Programs"
This FPG scientist's TED Talks have captivated tens of thousands of viewers, and now you can watch her latest presentation here.


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