Author Archives: Stephany Garcia

Identifying Specific Disabilities and Children At-Risk

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This collection is organized by disability and other special populations (e.g., abuse and neglect) and provides information about a range of topics including incidence levels, identification, assessment, outcomes, and other relevant information. States can use this collection of resources to obtain more information on practices related to identifying specific disabilities and children at-risk. The information […]

Perspectives from the Field About Building a Culture of Data Use

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Amy Nicholas This session features a panel of representatives from the field, including technical assistance providers and state leaders (administrator, practitioner, and family), to share their perspectives about building a systemic culture of data use. Panelists […]

State Approaches to Evaluating Implementation of SSIP Evidence-Based Practices

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Margaret Gillis This poster summarizes approaches States are using to evaluate evidence-based practices for State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP). Presenters will discuss the evaluation methods, how States use data on practice implementation for program improvements, and considerations for […]

You Collected the Data, Now What? Analysis Plans for Critical Questions

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Megan E. Cox The poster contains information on Critical Questions and analysis plans that provide meaningful information about programs and child and family outcomes. It also includes resources to select Critical Questions; analyze data; share data in understandable […]

Improving State Child Find Efforts Through Self-Assessment and Planning

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Brenda Wilkins, Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Margaret Gillis, Evelyn Shaw This session will provide an overview of State Child Find efforts and OSEP will share the Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) developed collaboratively with the OSEP Funded Technical Assistance Centers (DaSy […]

What! Me Lead Change?

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Grace Kelley, Ardith Ferguson Leading change requires understanding organizational management, content knowledge, and the ability to keep calm and carry on. In order to achieve the desired improvements, leaders often find themselves assuming many different roles. This poster […]

Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education: Pay For Success (PFS) Learning Community

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz, Donna Spiker, Grace Kelley This is poster will share updates from a PFS learning community focused on potential uses of PFS to benefit young children with and at-risk for disabilities. The community is exploring different ideas […]

Suspension and Expulsion in the Early Years: Using Data to Inform Continuous Improvement for Children with Disabilities

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This presentation contains information on the importance of early childhood suspensions and expulsions as this issue relates to child and student outcomes, particularly for children with disabilities. Participants will learn about applicable data, definitions of suspension and expulsion, and potential impacts on practice. Additionally, participants will learn how Arkansas and South Carolina are implementing policies […]

Using Data You Can Trust Improving Survey Response Rates

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States employ survey methods to collect data about family outcomes and support their SSIP evaluations. Low response rates hinder states’ ability to analyze data. Furthermore, development of clear and concise survey methodology facilitates collection and analysis of meaningful data. Participants will learn of advantages and disadvantages of different survey methodology and methods for increasing response […]