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ERIC Number: ED157636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 18
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Familial Factors: A Critical Dimension of Early Identification.
Farrell, Mona
This paper briefly discusses the effects of home environment, parenting, family configuration (number spacing of children) and nutrition on young children's mental development and subsequent school success. Variety and richness of home stimulation are identified as crucial to the child's later academic success. The quality of mothering and fathering and the effectiveness of the one-parent family are discussed in terms of the child's language development, acquisition of social skills, and physical well being. Family configuration and the resulting amount of attention received by each child are reported to be important in influencing the child's intellectual development and academic achievement. Research is cited to indicate that early malnutrition has lasting effects on children's motor and adaptive behavior, language and personality. In conclusion, it is suggested that parent education is the most feasible way of meeting the needs of all children, and several model programs of parent education are identified. (CM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 1978)