Pau Garcia Grau

Pau Garcia Grau
Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Martir" · Programa de Maestro de Educación Infantil

Doctor of Psychology

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August 2017 - June 2019
University of Alabama
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2015 - July 2017
Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Martir"
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2015 - July 2017
Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Martir"
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2013 - June 2014
Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Martir"
Field of study
  • Intellectual Disability
September 2010 - June 2011
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Research Methods
September 2008 - June 2010

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Publications (40)
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Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are increasingly educated alongside typically developing peers in regular education environments. These students have impairments that may hinder their success in inclusive school settings and require individualized supports to improve outcomes. The purpose of this meta-analysis and best-evidence synthes...
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Despite an emphasis on family-centered practices in early intervention, the translation of this philosophy into practice is unclear. We, therefore, measured practices of 250 early intervention service providers in Spain, with the Families in Natural Environments Scale of Service Evaluation. We analyzed the “difficulty” of practices, through Rasch a...
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Family quality of life (FQoL) has become one of the main outcomes of services for people with disabilities and their families, especially in early intervention, which nowadays is all about families. In this article, we analyze and validate the psychometric properties of the FEIQoL scale with Spanish families in early intervention, through Rasch ana...
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Early intervention (EI) has evolved toward a family-centered approach over the past decades. Despite emphasis on this philosophy, however, the field still needs to move from a child- and deficit-based approach to a family-centered one. This study aimed to be a baseline description of professional practices of 250 EI professionals in Spain during a...
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Family quality of life (FQoL) is considered one of the aims of early intervention (EI) services and a good indicator of service quality. Families were recruited from EI centers in 12 of 17 communities (states) in Spain. This study describes the FQoL of 250 Spanish families with children aged 0 to 6 years in EI services during a family-centered impl...
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Detecting the difficulties that students perceive in their first contacts with the profession is essential for adapting their training. For this reason, this article aims to confirm the validity of the Teaching Problems Inventory (Jordell, 1985) for a sample of teacher training and Master's degree students. For this purpose, Confirmatory factor ana...
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La calidad de vida familiar (CdVF) es considerada el objetivo último de la intervención en Atención Temprana (AT) y un indicador de la calidad de estos servicios. La eficacia de los programas de AT debe objetivarse considerando este constructo junto con otros resultados familiares, además de los relativos al progreso del menor. A este efecto, el pr...
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Background Depression and low perceived social support (PSS) have been found to deleteriously affect quality of life (QoL) among myocardial infarction (MI) survivors. The complex relationship between these variables has not been assessed. We wanted to assess first the prevalence of depression among MI survivors and whether depression mediates the e...
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Background: Adherence to medication for tuberculosis (TB) has been found to be deleteriously affected by psychosocial issues, including internalized and perceived stigma (IPS) and depression, usually resulting in the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The objective of the study was to find the prevalence of depression among patients rece...
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Functional plans in early childhood intervention need to include contextualized, meaningful, and measurable goals and include timelines and criteria for generalization. In addition, they must address children's and families' needs and priorities. The Routines-Based Interview has had a positive impact on the functionality of goals identified in the...
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La situación sociosanitaria provocada por la pandemia afectó directamente al sector de la discapacidad y, especialmente, a los programas y organización de los recursos atencionales en la Primera Infancia. Los servicios de Atención Temprana mostraron una respuesta inmediata, modificando significativamente tanto su metodología de trabajo como la moda...
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Uno de los sectores sociales más afectados por las consecuencias de la COVID-19 ha sido el sector de la discapacidad. Las medidas adoptadas por los distintos gobiernos para contrarrestar los efectos de la pandemia, han afectado especialmente a la prestación de los servicios de Atención Temprana, a sus procesos de organización interna y a la metodol...
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Part C early intervention services should be family centered and occur in the context of families' natural environments and daily routines; yet research suggests that many early interventionists continue to work directly with the child and lack a full understanding of how they can implement best practices in the community. To help improve this impl...
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Recepción: 29 de julio de 2020 Aceptación: 18 de enero de 2021 RESUMEN: La Atención Temprana (AT) hace referencia al conjunto de acciones realizadas para dar apoyos a los niños con discapacidad y/o riesgo de presentar dificultades en su desarrollo y a sus familias. Desde hace décadas, se reconoce la importancia de la influencia de los cuidadores pr...
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La Atención Temprana (AT) hace referencia al conjunto de acciones realizadas para dar apoyos a los niños con discapacidad y/o riesgo de presentar dificultades en su desarrollo y a sus familias. Desde hace décadas, se reconoce la importancia de la influencia de los cuidadores principales del niño y de los entornos en su aprendizaje. Por esta razón,...
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This study evaluated the functioning of children in early childhood education classroom routines, using the 3M Functioning in Preschool Routines Scale. A total of 366 children aged 36 to 70 months and 22 teachers from six early childhood education centers in Spain participated in the study. The authors used the Rasch model to determine the item fit...
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El objetivo de este artículo es el de analizar las prácticas habituales e ideales de los profesionales en el proceso de transformación de los servicios de atención temprana de Plena inclusión en Castilla y León (España). El foco del análisis se centra en la discrepancia entre prácticas habituales e ideales, así como en las características del servi...
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Child interactions with the environment (adults, peers, materials) constitute the engine for development and learning, especially in early stages of development. Emotionally secure, responsive, and contingent interactions with adults and peers promote emotional, cognitive, and social development. Interpersonal interactions facilitate the acquisitio...
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Engagement of children in preschool classroom routines relates to children’s development and acquisition of competencies. Studies outside the Spanish context found children’s engagement levels differ among classroom routines. We studied the differences of children’s frequency of engagement with adults, peers, and materials, and the sophistication l...
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Desde el año 2009 el Centro de Atención Temprana y Educación Infantil l´Alquería UCV, se compromete a brindar apoyo y educación a todos los niños de 0-a 6 años, con especial énfasis en aquellos que presentan o están en riesgo de discapacidad y a sus familias. De tal forma se unen los servicios propios de la Atención Temprana (AT) y los programas de...
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Implementation science has been developed to help understand why evidence-based practices are not adopted as rapidly as they might. We describe here the process a rehabilitation center in Paraguay is undergoing to transform itself into a state-of-the-art early intervention program. We describe the organization and its contextual strengths and barri...
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This study looked at the effect of mother’s educational level, child emotional difficulties, peer interactions, age, and gender on children’s sophistication level of engagement. Eighty-six randomly selected children, aged between 36 and 72 months, and 20 teachers from 5 early childhood education centers in Valencia, Spain, participated in the study...
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This study evaluated the quality of early childhood education (ECE) environments, the quality of teacher-child interactions and the duration of free play in 22 ECE classrooms in the Valencian Community, Spain. Twenty-two ECE teachers of four- and five-year-old preschoolers participated in the study. The quality of ECE environments and teacher-child...
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El Real Decreto 1630/2006 de enseñanzas mínimas de educación infantil en España establece tres áreas de contenido (1) conocimiento de sí mismo y autonomía personal, (2) conocimiento del entorno y (3) lenguajes: comunicación y representación. Dichos contenidos deben ser considerados por las comunidades autónomas para la elaboración del currículo de...
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Interventions designed for children with disabilities and their families should be socially valid. Parent-implemented Communication Strategies-Storybook (PiCSS) is an intervention package designed to coach parents on shared storybook reading and naturalistic teaching strategies. In PiCSS program, the participating parents used the communication tea...
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Este estudio exploratorio evalúa la relación entre la calidad global del entorno de infantil, el estilo de enseñanza docente y el tiempo que los niños dedican a las diferentes actividades. Participaron en el estudio 22 maestros de educación infantil de la Comunidad Valenciana. Utilizamos la escala ECERS-3 para la valoración de la calidad global del...
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Se valoró el funcionamiento de los niños y las niñas en las rutinas de educación infantil con la escala de evaluación auténtica 3M. En el estudio participaron 366 niños y niñas con edades entre los 34 y 72 meses y 22 maestras y maestros de centros de educación infantil en España. Se analizó si la dificultad de los ítems de la escala se adecuaba al...
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La esencia de la atención temprana es el encuentro o la visita entre el profesional y la familia. Hemos identificado 12 pasos críticos para el encuentro profesional-familia para atender las necesidades del funcionamiento del niño en las rutinas diarias y las necesidades de la familia. El modelo, conocido como el Modelo Basado en Rutinas, enfatiza u...
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Engagement in classroom activities is relevant for the development and learning of children and adolescents with and without disabilities. Although researchers in Spanish speaking countries are studying the construct of engagement, a need prevails to present a synthesis in Spanish language on the onset and evolution of engagement. This article pres...
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El libro tiene como principal objetivo difundir los resultados de la investigación desarrollada en el Programa Internacional “Avanzando hacia una Cultura y Pedagogía Inclusivas en las Universidades”. Dicho programa lo promueve la Federación Internacional de Universidades Católicas -FIUC- con sede en París. El libro con las versiones en español e In...
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We analyzed 288 outcomes from 40 Family Service and Support Plans (FSSPs) written by 12 Primary Service Providers from two early intervention teams of Noah’s Ark, Australia. FSSPs were randomly selected from each team. Measures Goal Functionality Scale III (GFS III; McWilliam, 2009). Evaluation of the quality of IEP/IFSP goals. Weighted κ (κw) of...
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This article presents a pilot study of the 3M Preschool Routines Functioning Scale (3M) with Spanish children. Twenty teachers and 285 children, from 6 early childhood education centers in Valencia, Spain, participated. The teachers completed one 3M scale on each child in their classrooms. We studied the internal consistency of the scores of the sc...
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We aimed to examine the characteristics of interventions for students with ASD in inclusive settings and to analyze the social validity, effectiveness, and quality of these interventions. We also examined potential moderating variables and provided recommendations for practice and future research.
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This study examines the factor structure and internal consistency of the Spanish version of the Family Quality of Life scale (FaQoL). After translating and back-translating the instrument, we administered it to 324 families with a child with disabilities or developmental delays or who was at risk and who was enrolled in an early intervention (EI) p...
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RESUMEN: Al utilizarse los enfoques basados en la evidencia científica u otras innovaciones eficaces en el ámbito educativo, las evaluaciones de fidelidad miden la presencia y la fuerza de la práctica que se desea implementar en el día a día. Estas evaluaciones, están diseñadas para ayudar a detectar tanto la instrucción relevante como el estado de...
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RESUMEN: Al utilizarse los enfoques basados en la evidencia científica u otras innovaciones eficaces en el ámbito educativo, las evaluaciones de fidelidad miden la presencia y la fuerza de la práctica que se desea implementar en el día a día. Estas evaluaciones, están diseñadas para ayudar a detectar tanto la instrucción relevante como el estado de...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of a brief version of the AF5 questionnaire (García & Musitu, 2001) using exploratory and confirmatory techniques on a preadolescent population in the Valencian community (Spain). The sample was made up of 541 participants between 10 and 12 years old, 55.1% (298) boys and 44.9% (2...
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Se han analizado la práctica deportiva de 541 alumnos de 5º y 6º de Educación primaria de diferentes poblaciones de la Comunidad Valenciana, así como las diferencias en el autoconcepto en función del sexo y años de práctica deportiva, evaluado a través de la escala de Autoconcepto AF5. Como conclusión cabe señalar que la práctica deportiva extraesc...
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El especialista de educación física lleva a cabo un programa de intervención psicomotriz en el que trabaje de manera combinada niños con y sin trastornos del neurodesarrollo. La intervención psicomotriz tiene una función terapéutica que favorece el trabajo por niveles, de modo que todos los alumnos puedan mejorar. El especialista de Educación Físic...

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Investigar sobre la formación de los docentes del Sistema Educativo Mejorar la formación de los alumnos de los grados de educación
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Telepractice has expanded over the las years, especially after COVID-19 pandemic, when distance-supports were needed. Studies supporting its use in this field, however, still remain scarce. It also has become an additional service delivery option for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of different ages and their caregivers (family and teachers). This population is especially vulnerable to changes in daily routines and a shift on service delivery can also be a barrier. In fact, different challenges have been documented when delivering remote interventions to individuals with ASD, especially during the last two years. Overall, telepractice --as the main service-delivery model or as an addition to regular in-person services- has been used effectively and promoted service access and coordination with caregivers (in both educational and family settings). Topics such as caregiver-mediated interventions in both school and family contexts, effectiveness of service delivery models, qualitative studies on families and providers’ perspectives about support services, professional development via telepractice for ASD-related support intervention, are, among other topics, of great interest in the current times. Papers addressing these and other relevant topics for an effective and inclusive intervention are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on providing guidelines for professionals, families, and people with ASD
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El objetivo de este proyecto es analizar el impacto en familias y niños en servicos de atención temprana tras la implementación con fidelidad de buenas prácticas , como las articuladas desde el Modelo Basado en Rtuinas (McWilliam, 2010, 2016).