The major goal of this Institute was to promote the use of evidence-based and recommended early intervention and preschool special education practices by teachers and other school personnel in kindergarten and the early elementary grades. The Institute was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H924Q50001).
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*Completed as part of a subcontract to the Puckett Institute from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.