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Chapter 8 From Research to Practice in Early Childhood Intervention: A Translational Framework and Approach

Evidence-Based Practices

ISBN: 978-1-78190-429-9, eISBN: 978-1-78190-430-5

Publication date: 22 May 2013


A translation framework and associated processes and activities for bridging the research-to-practice gap in early childhood intervention are described. Translational processes and activities include methods and procedures for identifying evidence-based practices, translating findings from research evidence into early childhood intervention procedures, and promoting practitioners’ and parents’ routine use of the practices. The framework includes four interrelated processes and activities. Type 1 translation uses research findings to develop evidence-based practices. Type 2 translation involves the use of evidence-based professional development (implementation) practices to promote practitioners’ and parents’ use of evidence-based early childhood intervention practices. Type 3 translation includes activities to evaluate whether the use of evidence-based practices as part of routine early intervention have expected benefits and outcomes. Type 4 translation includes activities for the dissemination, diffusion, and promotion of broad-based adoption and use of evidence-based practices. Examples of each type of translation are described as are implications for practice.


Trivette, C.M. and Dunst, C.J. (2013), "Chapter 8 From Research to Practice in Early Childhood Intervention: A Translational Framework and Approach", Cook, B.G., Tankersley, M. and Landrum, T.J. (Ed.) Evidence-Based Practices (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 26), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 173-196.



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