April 18, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children
      Source: Institute for Social and Economic Development - April 14, 2008
  2. Infant/Toddler Early Learning Guidelines
      Source: ZERO TO THREE - April 14, 2008
  3. Center on the Developing Child Colloquium Series - Webcasts Available Online
      Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - April 18, 2008
  4. Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study Data Analysis System
      Source: National Center for Special Education Research - April 18, 2008
  5. NIH Study Reveals Factors That Influence Premature Infant Survival, Disability
      Source: National Institutes of Health - April 16, 2008

1. Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children

Source: Institute for Social and Economic Development - April 14, 2008

The Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) has recently published a report entitled Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children, by Jan Losby, Richard P. Barth, Anita A. Scarborough, E. Christopher Lloyd, Cecilia Casanueva, and Tammy Mann. This final report presents findings from an analysis of the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS) and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). It provides information about the developmental status and early intervention service needs of children under age three who are substantiated for maltreatment. It is available online at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/devneeds/index.htm

2. Infant/Toddler Early Learning Guidelines

Source: ZERO TO THREE - April 14, 2008

The National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative at ZERO TO THREE has released a new document entitled Infant/Toddler Early Learning Guidelines , which summarizes efforts by states and territories to develop early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers. It is available at http://nccic.org/itcc/PDFdocs/itelg.pdf

3. Center on the Developing Child Colloquium Series - Webcasts Available Online

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - April 18, 2008

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently hosted a series of lectures on the science of child development with the aim of stimulating new ways of thinking across disciplines about how knowledge can inform policy and practice. To access the Webcasts and related materials from these lectures go to http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu/content/lectures.html

4. Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study Data Analysis System

Source: National Center for Special Education Research - April 18, 2008

The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), sponsored by the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) of the U.S. Department of Education, follows over 3,000 children with disabilities as they progress through preschool and into their early elementary years. NCSER has just released a dynamic web-based analysis system that allows the public to generate descriptive and inferential statistics using data from Waves 1 and 2 of PEELS. For more information go to http://nces.ed.gov/dasolv2/tables/index.asp

5. NIH Study Reveals Factors That Influence Premature Infant Survival, Disability

Source: National Institutes of Health - April 16, 2008

Based on observations of more than 4,000 infants, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified several factors that influence an extremely low birth weight infant's chances for survival and disability. In addition to gestational age, factors influencing survival and risk of disability consisted of: sex of the baby; birthweight; whether the baby was a single baby, or one of two or more infants born; and whether the baby's mother was given medication during pregnancy to prompt the development of the baby's lungs. To read the full press release with more details go to http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2008/nichd-16.htm