Research and Training Center on the Development of Young Children with Disabilities

The major goal of this Center was to conduct research syntheses and produce evidence-based assessment and intervention practices based on the results of the syntheses to improve the behavioral and developmental outcomes of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with identified disabilities or developmental delays. The Center was funded, in part, but the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H324K010005).

 

Journal Articles

Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (2012). Guide for calculating and interpreting effect sizes and confidence intervals in intellectual and developmental disabilities research studies. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37, 89-99. doi:10.3109/13668250.2012.673575.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2012). Moderators of the effectiveness of adult learning method practices. Journal of Social Sciences, 8, 143-148.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2010). Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of four adult learning methods and strategies. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 3(1), 91-112. Retrieved from http://research.hkuspace.hku.hk/journal/ijcell/.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2009). Let's be PALS: An evidence-based approach to professional development. Infants and Young Children, 22(3), 164-175. doi:10.1097/IYC.0b013e3181abe169.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2009). Using research evidence to inform and evaluate early childhood intervention practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29, 40-52. doi:10.1177/0271121408329227.

Dunst, C. J., & Kassow, D. Z. (2008). Caregiver sensitivity, contingent social responsiveness, and secure infant attachment. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 5, 40-56. Retrieved from http://www.jeibi.com/.

 

Book Chapters

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2013). From research to practice in early childhood intervention: A translational framework and approach. In B. G. Cook, M. Tankersley, & T. S. Landrum (Eds.), Advances in learning and behavioral disabilities: Vol. 26. Evidence-based practices (pp. 173-196). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2012). Meta-analysis of implementation practice research. In B. Kelly & D. F. Perkins (Eds.), Handbook of implementation science for psychology in education (pp. 68-91). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2011). Disaggregating adult learning practices to identify what works best in explaining learner outcomes. In C. Prachalias (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Education (Vol. 1) (pp. 55-61). Athens, Greece: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 

Reports

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2010, November). Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of four adult learning methods and strategies: Supplemental tables and references. Asheville, NC: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute. Available at http://www.puckett.org/docs/ijcelldocs.pdf.

 

Research Syntheses

Trivette, C.M., Dunst, C.J., Hamby, D.W., & O’Herin, C.E. (2009). Characteristics and consequences of adult learning methods and strategies (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 2, No. 2). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J. (2007). Social-emotional consequences of response-contingent learning opportunities (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 16). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., & Kassow, D. Z. (2007). Characteristics of interventions promoting parental sensitivity to child behavior (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 13). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Storck, A. J., Hutto, M. D., & Snyder, D. (2007). Relative effectiveness of episodic and conjugate reinforcement on child operant learning (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 27). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Storck, A., & Snyder, D. (2007). Reliability and validity of the DC: 0-3 Diagnostic Classification System (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 7). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Kassow, D. Z., & Dunst, C. J. (2007). Characteristics of parental sensitivity related to secure infant attachment (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 23). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Kassow, D. Z., & Dunst, C. J. (2007). Relationship between parental contingent-responsiveness and attachment outcomes (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 1). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Rolandelli, P. S., & Dunst, C. J. (2007). Influences of hippotherapy on the motor and socio-emotional behavior of young children with disabilities (Winterberry Research Syntheses Vol. 1, No. 6). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.


Web-Based Publications

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., & O'Herin, C. E. (2009). Characteristics and consequences of adult learning methods and strategies. Practical Evaluation Reports, 2(1), 1-32. Available at http://www.puckett.org.

Cutspec, P. A. (2007). Bridging the research-to-practice gap: Evidence-based education (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 4). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Cutspec, P. A. (2007). Origins of evidence-based approaches to best practice: Evidence-based medicine (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 9). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., & Trivette, C. M. (2007). Guidelines for calculating effect sizes for practice-based research syntheses (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 3). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Pace, J., & Hamby, D. W. (2007). Evaluation of the Games for Growing tool kit for promoting early contingency learning (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 6). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., & Raab, M. (2007). Evaluation of an evidence-based practice guide for increasing preschoolers prosocial peer interactions (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 5). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Cutspec, P. A. (2007). Toward an operational definition of evidence-based practices (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 1). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Cutspec, P. A. (2007). An evidence-based approach to documenting the characteristics and consequences of early intervention practices (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 2). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Lucas, S. M., & Cutspec, P. A. (2007). The role and process of literature searching in the preparation of a research synthesis (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 10). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2007). Evaluation of the Tune In video practice guide for increasing young children's engagement with caregivers (Winterberry Research Perspectives Vol. 1, No. 8). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Trivette, C.M., Dunst, C.J., Hamby, D.W., & Pace, J. (2006). Evaluation of the Tune In and Respond Tool Kit for promoting child cognitive and social-emotional development. Centerscope, Volume 4, Number 2.

 

Presentations

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2012, March). Implications of practice-based research syntheses for early childhood intervention practices. Presentation made at the Special Education Research Seminar, Bloomington, IN.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2011, February). Evidence-based practices in early childhood intervention and family support. Presentation made at the Celebration Lecture Series of the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development, Johnson City, TN.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2011, August). Characteristics and consequences of evidence-based implementation practices. Presentation prepared for the 1st biennial Global Implementation Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C.J., & Trivette, C.M., (2011, July). Disaggregating adult learning practices to identify what matters most in explaining learner outcomes. Presentation made at 2011 International Conference on Education. Samos, Greece.

Dunst, C. J. (2011, November). Professional development in applied settings: Implications for improving practices with young children and their families. Presentation made at the 5th Reunión Interdisciplinar sobre Discapacidades/Transtornos del Dessarrollo y Atención Temprana, Madrid, Spain.

Dunst, C.J. (2010, November). Strengthening practitioner competence using a participatory adult learning strategy. Presentation prepared for at the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Dunst, C.J. (2010, August). An evidence-based approach to professional development in early childhood intervention. Presentation made at the Victorian Chapter of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia Association Seminar on Professional Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2010, July). Evaluating the direct and indirect effects of early intervention practices using meta-analytic structural equation modeling. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors' Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J. (2010, August). Research syntheses of early childhood intervention practices: What counts as evidence? Presentation made at the Victorian Chapter of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia Association Seminar on Evidence-Based Practices, Melbourne, Australia.

Dunst, C.J., & Trivette, C.M. (2009, December). A practice-based translational approach to conducting research syntheses. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Arlington, VA.

Dunst, C.J., & Trivette, C.M. (2009, July). An evidence-based approach to professional in-service training. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D.C.

Dunst, C.J. & Trivette C.M. (2008, July). Using research evidence to inform and evaluate early childhood intervention practices. Presentation made at the “Mini-symposium in Tribute to Pat Trohanis: Technical Assistance, Systems Changes, and Implementation Science” at the Office of Special Education Programs Project Director’s Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J. (2007, September). Developing user-friendly evidence-based practices. Teleconference presentation made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, State Improvement Grant Program Teleconference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2007, July). Conducting and translating practice-based research syntheses to advance evidence-based practices. Workshop presented at the Office of Special Education Programs Annual Project Director's Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J. (2007, March). Using research findings to inform the development of evidence-based practices. Presentation made at the “Identifying Levels of Evidence and Synthesizing and Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices Panel Discussion” at the Office of Special Education Programs 17th Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2006, October). Practice-based research syntheses of family-centered helpgiving practices. Presentation made at the Division for Early Childhood 22nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Little Rock, AR.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005, December). Research and training center on early childhood development: Translating research evidence into usable practice guides. Presentation made at the “Celebrating Three Decades of IDEAs” Office of Special Education Programs National Early Childhood Conference, Washington, D.C.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C.M. (2005, October). Evidence-based early childhood intervention tool kits that work. Presentation made at the 21st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Portland, OR.

Masiello, T. L., Raab, M, & Dunst, C. J. (2005, July). Lessons learned from translating research findings into practice: Experiences from the Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D.C.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005, April). Bridging the research-to-practice gap using evidence-based practice tool kits. Presentation made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005, February). Bridging the research-to-practice gap using evidence-based practice tool kits. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J. (2004, February). Making sense out of early childhood intervention research: Levels and approaches to conducting research syntheses. Presentation made at the session, “What Counts as Evidence-Based in Early Intervention,” held at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2003, December). Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development. Paper presented at the Office of Special Education Programs "3 + 2 Evaluation" of the Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2003, November). Piecing together research-based early childhood intervention practices. Presentation made at the National Office of Special Education Programs Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Kassow, D. Z., Cutspec, P., Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2003, October). Is that your final answer? Alerting practitioners and parents about popular but problematic practices. Presentation made at the 19th Annual Division for Early Childhood International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J. (2003, April). A practice-based approach to synthesizing early childhood research. Presentation made at the showcase session, “Scientific Research in Special Education: Standards in Practice,” Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Cutspec, P. (2002, November). Bridging research and practice: Evidence-based approaches to informing the quality of early childhood practice. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Program’s National Early Childhood Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Cutspec, P. A. (2002, July). An evidence-based approach to documenting the characteristics and consequences of early intervention practices. Paper presented at the symposium “Alternative Approaches for Determining What is Effective in Early Intervention” held at the Annual U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research Directors’ Conference, Crystal City, VA.

 

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