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Assessing vocabulary learning in early childhood

The authors suggest there are unexplored and significant problems with the ways we assess young children’s vocabulary learning from read-alouds. This paper critically reviews the forms of vocabulary assessment commonly used with young children, examining the benefits and drawbacks of … Continue reading

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Selective Mutism in Early Childhood Assessment and Treatment of an African American Preschool Boy

The authors note that Selective mutism (SM) is a relatively uncommon disorder in childhood, occurring in only 0.3 to 1.8 children per thousand, and in early childhood. Since diagnosing SM can be particularly challenging, the condition often goes unrecognized until … Continue reading

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Gender biases in early number exposure to preschool-aged children

Chang, Sandhofer, and Brown examined children’s early math environments by observing the amount that mothers talk to their sons and daughters about cardinal number. Analyses of naturalistic mother-child interactions from the Child Language Data Exchange System database revealed boys received … Continue reading

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