Recently Funded Projects
The Early Intervention Branch in the Women’s and Children’s Health Section of the Division of Public Health is the lead agency for services to NC children birth to three years old with developmental disabilities. This project will provide analysis of the federal required data on the family outcomes of NC Early Intervention (NC EI), as well as advise the program administrators on how to utilize the family outcome data to inform state and local program improvement.
In this NC Quest project, the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill will partner with Bertie County Schools to provide intensive literacy instruction professional development to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers and their struggling readers at approximately 4 schools in one high-need local educational agency.
This study will examine the association between vocabulary and Executive Function (EF) for children without exposure to typical language by assessing early language and later EF in deaf preschool children with recent cochlear implants. It will address the question of whether children's early vocabulary acts as a precursor to EF when children do not have the ability to hear verbal language.