ERIC Number: ED169732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Infant Neurological Abnormalities as Predictors of IQ and School Performance.
Rubin, Rosalyn A.; Balow, Bruce
In a prospective longitudinal study, 1244 children who had received three neurological examinations in their first year of life were administered measures of cognitive development and academic achievement through age 12. Twenty-two Ss identified as neurologically suspect or abnormal on more than one of the infant examinations consistently performed far below control Ss on all measures, with almost one-third having Stanford-Binet IQs below 70. One-hundred and fifty-six Ss neurologically suspect or abnormal on only one infant examination performed significantly less well than 1066 Ss never suspected of neurological abnormality in infancy. Results suggested that evidence of even transitory neurological abnormality observed during the first year of life may be an indicator of risk for developmental impairment. Persistent evidence of such abnormality was found to be a strong predictor of later problems with cognitive development and school achievement. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Canada, August, 1978); Also supported by a grant from the Region V Developmental Disabilities Office