ERIC Number: ED055653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Development of Young Children in Residential Care: A Study of Children Aged 24-Months.
Tizard, Barbara; Joseph, Anne
The cognitive development of 30 24-month-old children who had entered residential care before the age of four months was compared with that of 30 working class children matched for age and sex who were living at home in London. Before testing, the children's fear of strangers was rated in a standardized situation. The mean mental age of the residential nursery children was 22 months. Also in a play situation., these children vocalized less than the home children. The inferior performance of the residential children is discussed in terms of their nursery environment, their genetic potential and their limited experience with strangers. (Author/WY)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale; Rheingold Scale