January 11, 2019

In this Issue:

  1. Supporting Families Impacted by Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  2. Psychosocial Factors in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  3. Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online
      Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention - Volume 40, Issue 4, December 2018
  4. The Evaluation Roadmap for Optimizing Pre-K Programs
      Source: Brookings Institution

1. Supporting Families Impacted by Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau

This new resource from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (October 2018) provides home visiting practitioners useful information on the effects of the opioid crisis on young children and describes approaches and treatments necessary for meeting their complex needs, as well as, the mothers' needs. Additional resources about children with special health care needs can be found on the MRSA website.

2. Psychosocial Factors in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

According to the National Survey of Children's Health, children with special health care needs increased 4.3% between 2010 and 2016. The latest issue of Pediatrics from the AAP (January 2019, VOLUME 143, Issue 1), discusses the psychosocial factors of this population and provides recommendations for caregivers, pediatricians and schools to better support the well-being of children challenged with special health care needs.

3. Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online

Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention - Volume 40, Issue 4, December 2018

Abstracts of the following articles are now available online at: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/JEI/current

Examining Internal Structures of a Developmental Measure Using Multidimensional Item Response Theory

Chieh-Yu Chen, Huichao Xie, Jantina Clifford, Ching-I Chen, Jane Squires

Feasibility of Responsive Teaching With Mothers and Young Children with Autism in Saudi Arabia

Turki Alquraini, Ali Al-Odaib, Hesham Al-Dhalaan, Haniah Merza, Gerald Mahoney

Implementation of Arkansas's Initiative to Reduce Suspension and Expulsion of Young Children

Nicola A. Conners Edge, Arlene Rose, Deneice Honeycutt, Lorraine McKelvey, Taren Swindle, Diana Courson, J. Andrew Forsman

Prevalence of Feeding Problems in Young Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Chart Review Study

Laura Seiverling, Patricia Towle, Helen M. Hendy, Joanna Pantelides

Using Propensity Score Weighting to Reduce Selection Bias in Large-Scale Data Sets

Crystal D. Bishop, Walter L. Leite, Patricia A. Snyder

Dialogic Reading and Adapted Dialogic Reading With Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Christan Grygas Coogle, Kimberly K. Floyd, Naomi L. Rahn

The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Freely available Podcasts of interviews with JEI authors can be accessed online.

4. The Evaluation Roadmap for Optimizing Pre-K Programs

Source: Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution recently published The Evaluation Roadmap for Optimizing Pre-K Programs (October 2018). This report is the result of a series of meetings between practitioners and researchers in early childhood and was designed as a guide for implementing strong evaluation techniques in pre-K programs. Some topics and considerations discussed are data collection with the intention of producing reliable evidence, eligibility and funding, data linking, data privacy and data sharing agreements.