Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education

Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education publishes original contributions for a broad range of psychological and educational perspectives relevant to infants, young children (to age 8), families, and caregivers. Journal articles incorporate evidence-based research, theory, and practice-within clinical, community, developmental, neurological, and school psychology perspectives. The journal accepts test and book reviews, literature reviews, program descriptions and evaluations, clinical studies, and other professional materials of interest to psychologists and educators working with young children.

Published twice a year, the Spring issue focuses on “Parenting and Young Children.” The Fall 2016 issue is devoted to “Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Editor: Vincent C. Alfonso
ISSN: 2471-1527

Call for Papers: Volume 2, Issue 1 - Coming in SPRING 2017

Growing up poor: Negative sequelae on child development and beyond.

Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education

       Poverty has direct effects on children as well as mediated effects in their development. This special focus of Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education invites manuscripts that explore the negative sequelae of poverty as it is related to impaired mental, emotional, and behavioral development; poor language and cognitive skills; limited academic achievement and educational attainment; as well as poor nutrition and health. Manuscripts should address the dynamic and developmental processes through which poverty operates. Although understanding the cumulative effects of poverty are important, how consequences at one stage in a child’s development can hinder development at a later stage should be emphasized. Manuscripts should be original work not currently submitted for publication to other journals. Au­thors must follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). Manuscripts may not exceed 35 double-spaced pages in length, including the cover page, abstract, references, tables, and figures. Avoid including any identifying author information in the text. Selection of manuscripts is based on blind peer review. Include a cover page with the following information: the title of article, author(s) full name(s), title(s), institution or professional affiliations, and mailing and email address of primary author. The cover page will not be sent to reviewers. Submit an electronic copy of the manuscript for editorial review to Dr. Tammy Hughes, Associate Editor, PECPE:

General manuscripts for PECPE should follow the same format and submission guidelines except that they should be sent to Dr. Vincent C. Alfonso, Editor, PECPE: or by January 31, 2017.

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Organizations and Studies Referenced in Perspectives Issue 2

Referenced in “Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: Current Status of the UCLA Model and Future Directions”:

Autism Speaks

Referenced in “A Review of Agency Websites Offering ABA Services in the Midwestern United States”:

Autism Speaks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Autism Center

National Research Council

Referenced in “Gross Motor Needs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Enhance the Educational Experience”:

American Psychiatric Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Research Council

Referenced in “Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Early Childhood Alternative Settings with Children”:

American Psychiatric Association

National Autism Center

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Referenced in “Nurses and Mental Health Professionals: Collaborating to Meet Healthcare Needs of Young Children with ASD”:

American Psychological Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Association for School Nurses

National Center for Education Statistics

Referenced in “Evidence-based Practice, Culture, and Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”:

National Standards Project by the National Autism Center

Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Report

Referenced in “Do Birth Complications Predict Motor Deficits in Children? The Moderating Role of Genetic and Maternal Factors”:

Early Longitudinal Child Survey, Kindergarten (ECLS-K)

Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education Volume 1, Issue 2

perspectives-2-front-coverThe second issue of Perspectives on Early Psychology and Education has a special focus on autism and mental health along with one other general article. The manuscripts in the special focus demonstrate that ASD in early childhood is multifaceted and requires complex thinking on the part of all who work with children with ASD. Practitioners need to understand the evidence supporting different treatment options and how professionals representing diverse disciplines must work with parents to identify optimal treatments for each child. Contributors to this issue include: Susan Wilczynski, David McIntosh, Tristram Smith, Allyson Jordan, Gabrielle Tiede, Kimberley A. Zoder-Martell, Shannon Titus Dierenger, Allison C. Laurie, Caitlin M. Pistor, Neelima Duncan, Jamie B. Gaither, Beth Trammell, Nicole Daugherty, Kassie Shellabarger, Constance McIntosh, Manda Kaake, Chris A. Labelle, Cathy Jones, Marjorie H. Charlop, Benjamin R. Thomas, Amanda Henderson, Nicholas Harris, Sonai Kosmala, Jessica Bostic, Dylan B. Jackson, and Kevin M. Beaver.

Special Focus Editors (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Susan M. Wilczynski and David E. McIntosh

2016, Paper, 203 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9619518-9-4

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Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education Volume 1, Issue 1

The first issue of Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education has a special focus on parenting and young children along with two other articles. Contributors for this issue include Barbara A. Mowder, Renee Krochek, Alixandra Blackman, Linda Olszewski, Jessica Retan, Allison M. Hill, Shagufta Asar, Ashley Bogatch, Zachary LaBrot, Brad Dufrene, Keith Radley, Jamie Pasqua, Stephen J. Bagnato, Jai Wha Seo, Jennifer Salaway, and Myoung Soon Kim.

Special Focus Editors (Parenting): Barbara A. Mowder and Renee Krochek

2016, Paper, 202 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9619518-6-3

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