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The organized child : an effective program to maximize your kid's potential-- in school and in life

Gallagher, Richard; Spira, Elana G; Rosenblatt, Jennifer
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, [2018]
Extent: x, 206 p. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781462533213
CID: 3122322

Organizational skills training for children with ADHD : an empirically supported treatment

Gallagher, Richard; Abikoff, Howard B; Spira, Elana G
New York : The Guilford Press, 2014
ISBN: 1462513689
CID: 2414352

Evaluation of curricular approaches to enhance preschool early literacy skills

Fischel, Janet E; Bracken, Stacey Storch; Fuchs-Eisenberg, Ariela; Spira, Elana G; Katz, Samantha; Shaller, Gary
Two curricula designed to enhance the early literacy skills of 4-year-old preschool children were evaluated against a third, comparison condition. Thirty-five Head Start preschool classrooms were assigned randomly to incorporate one of two early literacy curricular approaches, Let's Begin with the Letter People (R) or Waterford Early Reading Program (R) Level 1, into their current curriculum, the High/ Scope (R) Educational Approach, or to use the High/Scope method alone. Results indicated that children in the literacy intervention classrooms demonstrated significantly stronger outcomes in the areas of emergent writing, book and print knowledge, and general reading readiness skills. Minority language status also played a significant role in outcome, regardless of intervention condition. Implications for early childhood literacy interventions, especially important for children of low-income families, are discussed.
ISSN: 1086-296x
CID: 1458072

The impact of preschool inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity on social and academic development: a review

Spira, Elana Greenfield; Fischel, Janet E
The literature on the prevalence and stability of preschool problems of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity suggests a number of links to early literacy skills and broader school achievement. Developmental considerations in the assessment of preschool ADHD are reviewed in this paper, along with evidence for the stability of symptoms over time and the relationship between early symptoms of ADHD and elementary school achievement. Emphasis is placed on describing the nature of the connection between preschool ADHD symptoms and academic achievement, as few studies to date have focused specifically on that relationship. Several explanations for the relationship between preschool ADHD symptoms and achievement are analyzed, including an explanation that focuses on the relationship between inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and the acquisition of emergent literacy and language skills. Finally, the evidence for four models that have been proposed to account for the link between behavior and learning is reviewed and critically analyzed. Suggestions are made for future research that might resolve important questions only partially addressed in studies to date.
PMID: 15972069
ISSN: 0021-9630
CID: 1457862

Predicting improvement after first-grade reading difficulties: the effects of oral language, emergent literacy, and behavior skills

Spira, Elana Greenfield; Bracken, Stacey Storch; Fischel, Janet E
This study investigated the role of early literacy and behavioral skills in predicting the improvement of children who have experienced reading difficulties in 1st grade. The progress of 146 low-income children whose reading scores in 1st grade were below the 30th percentile was examined to determine (a) how the poorest readers in 1st grade progressed in reading achievement through 4th grade and (b) which emergent literacy and behavioral skills measured in kindergarten predicted differential 4th grade outcomes. Results indicated that the divergence between children who improved and those who did not was established by the end of 2nd grade. Further, individual linguistic skills and behavioral attributes measured in kindergarten contributed substantively to this difference. Implications for intervention timing and educational policy are discussed.
PMID: 15656751
ISSN: 0012-1649
CID: 1457872