Evidence-Based Practices in Early Childhood: How Professional Organizations Promote Research-Policy-Practice Connections Dale Walker, PhD DEC Research Chairperson OSEP/NECTAC Early Childhood Conference December 2008. The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Evidence-Based Practices in Early Childhood: How Professional Organizations Promote Research-Policy-Practice ConnectionsDale Walker, PhDDEC Research Chairperson OSEP/NECTAC Early Childhood Conference December 2008
DEC Recommended PracticesResource designed to bridge the gap betweenresearch and practice, offering guidance to parents and professionals. Set of practices designed to inform decisions about services. Best available research evidence supporting practices determined through consensus used to identify practices.
A24. Professionals assess not only immediate mastery of a skill, but also whether the child can demonstrate the skill consistently across other settings and with other people.
The team assesses the child’s ability to walk in the classroom, on the playground, to and from the car
…and on the grass
Two initiatives for DEC to provide field with evidence-based practices: