May 12, 2017

In this Issue:

  1. Preschoolers' Executive Function: Importance, Contributors, Research Needs and Assessment Options
      Source: Educational Testing Service - May 2017
  2. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox
      Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Retrieved May 11, 2017
  3. The State of Learning Disabilities
      Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities - Retrieved May 12, 2017

1. Preschoolers' Executive Function: Importance, Contributors, Research Needs and Assessment Options

Source: Educational Testing Service - May 2017

A new report, Preschoolers' Executive Function: Importance, Contributors, Research Needs and Assessment Options (May 2017), reviews the research on the traits and skills related to preschool executive function and the role of executive function in young children's developmental and academic outcomes. The report also addresses a number of child, environmental, activity-related, and curricular factors that potentially impact the development of executive function and provides information on six measures that focus on assessing executive function skills in children 3-5 years of age.

2. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Retrieved May 11, 2017

The recently released Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox (2017) offers information about the latest research and best practices for IECMHC in infant and early childhood settings. It provides free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and additional resources to support IECMHC efforts in states, tribes, or communities. A webinar hosted by the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health May 23rd, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET will introduce early care and education providers to the toolkit.

3. The State of Learning Disabilities

Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities - Retrieved May 12, 2017

Using recently released data for the 2015-2016 school year and other research, The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5 (2017) discusses current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues in the United States. The report includes two-page snapshots for each state and the District of Columbia, highlighting key data points with comparisons to national averages in several areas. See a Snapshot of the report and the Executive Summary here.