ERIC Number: ED107728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Early Home Environment and Changes in Mental Test Performance in Children from 6 to 36 Months.
Bradley, Robert H.; Caldwell, Bettye M.
The present investigation examined the ability of the Inventory of Home Stimulation (STIM) to predict changes in relative mental test performance of children between 6 months old and 36 months of age. The six STIM subscales were used in discriminant analysis to classify infants into three groups (gainers, stable, losers) in terms of their change in relative mental test performance between 6 and 36 months. Significant discrimination was possible using the six subscales. The data also indicate that IQ gains for infants, like IQ gains for older children, appear related to parents' acceleration and encouragement of intellectual development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)