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Fall 2022


This action research was driven by the researcher’s desire to learn about early intervention services. Specifically, children’s progress with expressive communication using family-centered practices in the natural environment and a caregiver present. The researcher is an early childhood special education consultant in her eighth year of teaching. The data was collected over the course of eight weeks during early intervention services for four children with communication delays. Findings reveled throughout the eight weeks, there may not be a large advancement of a child’s expressive communication skills through early intervention services.

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