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Greenwood Charles R., Beecher Constance, Atwater Jane, Petersen Sarah, Schiefelbusch Jean, Irvin Dwight W., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A gap exists in the information needed to make intervention decisions with preschool children who are unresponsive to instructional intervention. Multi-Tiered System of Supports/Response to Intervention (MTSS/RTI) progress monitoring is helpful in…
Greenwood Charles R., Abbott Mary, Beecher Constance, Atwater Jane, Petersen Sarah, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Increasingly, prekindergarten programs with literacy outcome goals are seeking to implement evidence-based practices to improve results. Such efforts require instructional intervention strategies to engage children as well as strategies to support…
Goldstein Howard, Olszewski Arnold, Haring Christa, Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, McCarthy Tanya, Kelley Elizabeth S., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Purpose: Children who do not develop early literacy skills, especially phonological awareness (PA) and alphabet knowledge, prior to kindergarten are at risk for reading difficulties. We investigated a supplemental curriculum with children…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Kelley Elizabeth S., Guerrero Gabriela, Kong Na Young, Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
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In 2013, Spencer, Goldstein, Sherman, et al. reported the promising effects of a supplemental, technology-assisted, storybook intervention (Tier 2) containing embedded instruction targeting the oral language learning of preschool children at risk…
Goldstein Howard, Kelley Elizabeth S., Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, McCarthy Tanya, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, Spencer Trina D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Purpose: We investigated a small-group intervention designed to teach vocabulary and comprehension skills to preschoolers who were at risk for language and reading disabilities. These language skills are important and reliable predictors of later…
Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Atwater Jane, McConnell Scott R., Goldstein Howard, Kaminski Ruth A., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is beginning to be implemented in preschool programs to improve outcomes and to reduce the need for special education services. The proportions of children in programs…
Raikes Helen, Torquati Julia C., Jung Eunju, Peterson Carla A., Atwater Jane, Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality of family child care in four Midwestern states was examined using four measures designed to assess structural and/or process quality to determine if dimensions converge or vary across types of family child care (licensed and license-exempt/…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, Kaminski Ruth A., McConnell Scott R., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
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Preschool experience plays a role in children's development. However, for programs with language and early literacy goals, the question remains whether preschool instructional experiences are sufficiently effective to achieve these goals for all…
Jeon Hyun-Joo, Langill Carolyn Clawson, Peterson Carla A., Luze Gayle J., Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, November 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of the relationship between children's individual experiences in preschool, classroom quality, and children's kindergarten school readiness, based on data for 83 children from a rural Early Head Start site and 55 children from an…
Raikes Helen, Green Beth L., Atwater Jane, Kisker Ellen Eliason, Constantine Jill, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
One strand of home visiting research investigates efficacy while another investigates under what conditions programs achieve outcomes. The current study follows the latter approach. Using a within-program design in a sample of 11 home-based sites in…
Raikes Helen, Wilcox Brian L., Peterson Carla A., Hegland Susan M., Atwater Jane, Summers Jean Ann, Thornburg Kathy R., Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), Torquati Julia C., Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2005
Reports & Papers
A study of parents' child care perceptions, decision-making factors, and processes in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
Raikes Helen, Wilcox Brian L., Peterson Carla A., Hegland Susan M., Atwater Jane, Summers Jean Ann, Thornburg Kathy R., Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), Torquati Julia C., Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of a study on parents' child care perceptions and decision-making factors and processes in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
Peterson Carla A., Wall Shavaun, Raikes Helen, Kisker Ellen Eliason, Swanson Mark, Jerald Judith, Atwater Jane, Qiao Wei, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the number of Early Head Start children with developmental delays examined characteristics of low income families who received supportive services as compared to families who did not
Thornburg Kathy R., Raikes Helen, Wilcox Brian L., Torquati Julia C., Edwards Carolyn Pope, Knoche Lisa, Hegland Susan M., Summers Jean Ann, Atwater Jane, 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A briefing of a study of the experiences of children with disabilities and their parents in inclusive child care centers and family child care homes in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, based on surveys of providers and parents and the in-depth…
Raikes Helen, Wilcox Brian L., Peterson Carla A., Hegland Susan M., Atwater Jane, Summers Jean Ann, Thornburg Kathy R., Torquati Julia C., Edwards Carolyn Pope, Raikes H. Abigail, 2003
Reports & Papers
A study of observed child care quality and its relation to hypothesized and potential indicators of quality, using a representative randomly selected sample of the provider population in four Midwestern states