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RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Early childhood researchers are using advancements in technology to support families with young children. A new study examined if e-books could effectively show parents ideas to make time reading with their child more meaningful.

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RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Poverty is shown to have negative effects on young children’s language development. A mediated meta-analysis of more than 6,000 preschool children examined why by looking at whether socioeconomic risks impacts parent responsivity.

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Shared storybook reading is the term used to describe the interactions between an adult and a child while reading a storybook together. Whether occurring at home or in classrooms, libraries, or other settings, caregiver-child shared reading is a strategy for developing early literacy skills in young children, and is at the core of book distribution programs like the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program. Numerous studies conducted over [...]
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A study by Crane researcher, Dr. Britt Singletary, examines how informal care from other adults can impact infant and young-child development. Dr. Singletary presents findings on cognitive and language outcomes for infants aged 13-18 months.

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Kids in Columbus Study (KICS) investigates how families with young children, specifically those living in low-income households, access and use community resources that are funded each year by the city of Columbus.

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This five-year, NIH-funded project will examine the effect of a specific reading comprehension intervention aimed at helping elementary school students.

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New research employed machine learning to develop, validate, and test an automatized system in order to identify child-directed speech occurring in a preschool classroom environment. Read on to learn more about the findings and possible action steps.

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New research shows that observations of early childhood classrooms, often required by state regulatory systems, show differences between a teacher’s perceptions of their own literacy instruction and what is seen by observers. Read on to learn more about the findings and possible action steps.

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The Crane Center’s Promoting Preschoolers’ Early Language Learning (ProPELL) project is an IES-funded project designed to investigate preschoolers’ early language learning. This project is done in partnership with colleagues from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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The BrightStart! project involves a collaboration with the Nemours Children’s Health System, Columbus’ Ready4Success initiative, and local early childhood programs to examine the efficacy of the Nemours® BrightStart! program through a 5-year randomized controlled trial funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.

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Parental involvement in their child’s speech therapy is a best practice that is shown to improve child outcomes. This current Crane Center study increases our understanding of the ways in which speech-language pathologists (SLPs) support parental involvement in their child’s speech therapy homework, practice and activities.

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Crane and Schoenbaum Centers, in partnership with Greene County Educational Service Center and Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center received a Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant to form the Ohio State Research Foundation Consortium which aimed to improve literacy outcomes for Ohio children birth to age five.

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