Posted on November 10, 2016
Staff from TRI's Center on Early Learning and Center on Research, Evaluation and Analysis presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, which took place in Los Angeles, November 2-5, 2016.
Philosophy in Action
Enhancing Executive Function Skills in Young Children
This article contains the presentation documents for each session.
Posted on August 3, 2016
If you are a parent of a child with autism, you probably struggle with the fear that you might never get to hug your child. Maybe you worry that your child will live a life devoid of physical affection and close attachments to others.
A new study shows that for many families, massage therapy can bring surprising results – and a new sense of hope.
Posted on July 26, 2016
TRI's Patricia M. Blasco, Ph.D. presented at the Children’s Rights and Early Intervention Conference, International Society on Early Intervention, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, June 8 - 10, 2016.
Dr. Blasco has been working in early childhood development for more than three decades, contributing to the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in the field of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE).Her current research is designed to explore “executive function (EF) in infants and toddlers born low birth weight (LBW) and preterm. This study examines whether traditional infant and toddler assessment methods that have components of EF in their structure can discern early indicators of executive functioning in three subgroups of children ages six months to three years,” according to the project's website. Read More
Posted on April 11, 2016
TRI's Serra Acar, and Patricia Blasco, joined Oregon Department of Education's Mandy Stanley in a presentation titled:
Executive Function and Social Emotional Development: Understanding the Relationship.
session provided families and early childhood professionals with activities and strategies
that support components of Executive Function (EF) that relate to Social and
Emotional development for children, birth to three, with diverse abilities.
Posted on February 22, 2016
TRI's Serra Acar, Ph.D., Patricia Blasco, Ph.D., and Sybille Guy, Ph.D., presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention
(CRIEI) 2016. They participated in three sessions during the
two-day conference located in San Diego, California, February 11-13, 2016.
Posted on January 19, 2016
By Carol Dennis
At the Zero to Three Conference in Seattle this past December, TRI's Patricia Blasco, Serra Acar, and Sybille Guy were delighted to see
over 250 participants at their presentation, enthusiastically engaged with the speakers
throughout, asking good questions and providing new
When the research project is your own, it's often hard to know how excited and engaged others will be. The participation at the Zero to Three conference took away any doubt that this work will be seen as making an important contribution in the field of early childhood development.
Posted on December 18, 2015
Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families presented the 30th Annual National Training Institute
TRI staff presented at the 30th Annual National Training Institute Zero to Three Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Posted on July 28, 2015
“QST (Qigong Sensory Training) massage for autism is one of very few programs that effectively decreases the severity of autism and changes outcomes for low as well as high functioning children.”
So states the Qigong Sensory Training Institute, which has been conducting a replication study through TRI’s Center on Research, Evaluation & Analysis (CREA).
Their new research, published in the journal Autism Research and Treatment, offers hope and assistance to parents of children with autism and early childhood special education programs.
Posted on April 24, 2015
Chances are, you know someone who has a child with Autism. In fact, the number of new cases has almost doubled in the past 20 years, from 1 in 150 children born in 1992 to 1 in 68 children born in 2002.
Many parents fear they might never get to hug their child again. They fear that their child will live a lonely life, and may have to suffer from the negative side effects of necessary medications.
For many families, message therapy can bring surprising results – and a new sense of hope.