Frequently Asked Questions
"Among the many techniques parents and teachers of prelinguistic children use to facilitate communication and language development, responding to children's communication is among the most important." --Cook et al., 2000
Where can I find more information about literacy instruction?
- Selecting an Evidence-Based Practice or Program (podcast), all ages
- Developmentally Appropriate Practice, ages 0-8 years
- Disability Awareness Through Language Arts and literacy, ages 3-8 years (pdf)
What are some common assessments of young children?
- Individual Growth and Development Indicators for Infants and Toddlers – IGDI, ages 0-3 years
- DIBELS Data System: Ages 5-11 years
- Get Ready to Read Screening Preschool Literacy screening tool (English and Spanish)
What are some issues I should think about regarding schools and tutoring?
- Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (pdf)
- Teachers' Emotional Consistency Matters for Preschool Children, ages 0-5 years (pdf)
- Four Important Things to Know about the Transition to School (pdf)
- Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (pdf)
- Parent Engagment from Preschool through Grade 3, ages 3 through 8 years (pdf)
- What a Good Summer Reading Program Looks Like 5- 13 years
- Kindergarten? Or Pre-K and Kindergarten? What makes the biggest difference on 3rd grade reading skills? Ages 3 to 8 years.
- Tutor Tips 5-14 years
Where can I find additional resources on children's learning?
- Multicultural Books for Literacy Programs
- Children’s Picture Book Database: Ages 0 -8
- William Allen White Children's Book Awards
What are some support technologies for learning?
- Accessible Television Portal
- Universal Design for Learning Guidelines- Version 2.0
- Universal Design for Learning: Creating a Learning Environment that Challenges and Engages All Students (podcast), all ages
- Tots 'n Tech Helpdesk ages 0-8 years
- Getting Early Childhood Educators Up and Running: Creating Strong Technology Curators, Facilitators, Guides and Users (pdf)
- Technology in Early Education: Building Platforms for Connections and Content that Strengthen Families and Promote Success in Schools, ages 0-8 years (pdf)
- Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators ages 0- 8 years (pdf)
- Moving Beyond Screen Time: Redefining Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use in Early Childhood Education (pdf)
- Universal Design for Play Tool (pdf)
- Center for Technology and Disability
- Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through age 8 years. Joint Position Statement of the NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, 0-8 years
- Integrating IPad Use into Existing Activities and Routines, ages 2-5 years (pdf)
What is the research on early learning?
- Four Important Things Research Tells Us about the Transition to School
- Kansas Guide to Learning Literacy, ages 0-5 years
- Doing What Works: Research-based Education Practices Online
Where do I find information about tiered levels of support for young children?
- Video-On-Demand Children’s TV Programming Now Accessible for Thousands of Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities
- A Guide to Federal Funding for Grade-level Reading Proficiency Ages 3 to 8 years (pdf)
- Finding Help
Response to Intervention Preschool Resources
- Practitioner Data Use in Schools: Workshop Toolkit
- Kansas Multi-tier System of Supports
- Pre-K Resources, ages 3 to 5 years
- Recognition and Response, ages 3 to 5 years
- Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, ages 3 to 5 years
- Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood: Building Consensus on the Defining Features, ages 3-5 years (pdf)
- Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications. Joint paper of DEC, CEC and NAEYC. ages 0-8 years. (pdf)