Early Intervention and Assessment for Young Children with Disabilities -- Special Education Research

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Current information about this program can be found under the Education Research program.

This program will support the development and evaluation of preschool or kindergarten curricula intended to address the cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional needs of young children with disabilities or at high risk for disabilities. The Institute encourages researchers to modify or adapt existing curricula to meet the needs of young children with disabilities or at high risk for disabilities. Researchers may consider, for example, what levels of intensity (e.g., high intensity includes daily levels of frequent and distributed practice on selected concepts or topics), specificity (e.g., highly specified instruction includes explicit teacher scaffolding of verbal support and prompting), or content emphasis (e.g., basic language concepts, basic gross and fine motor skills, prosocial skills) are necessary to ensure high threshold levels of academic or social performance on a range of cognitive, social, or developmental outcome measures.


 
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