ERIC Number: ED150811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Tie Between Physical and Behavioral Irregularities of Children.
Research is showing that the incidence of minor physical abnormalities correlates with learning and behavioral problems in children. J. Rappoport and associates at Georgetown University have developed a scale to count such physical abnormalitites as the epicanthus fold, placement of ears, curve of little finger, length of toes, or lack of earlobes. The number of such abnormalities, not the kind, correlates positively with such behavioral disturbances as aggression, impulsivity, inhibition, and anxiety. The use of the scale can identify infants at risk for later learning and behavioral problems leading to an appropriate preventive program. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Congenital Impairments, Identification, Learning Disabilities, Prediction, Screening Tests
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00700-5)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.