ERIC Number: ED242117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Learning Disabilities and Prenatal Risk: An Interdisciplinary Data Review for Health Care Professionals and Parents. Pediatric Round Table: 9.
Brown, Catherine Caldwell, Ed.
The booklet summarizes proceedings from a conference on prenatal and perinatal factors associated with learning disabilities and neurological problems. Many of the papers report data from the Collaborative Perinatal Project of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, a longitudinal study of pregnancy conditions. The first 12 papers consider the following interdisciplinary factors in learning disabilities: genetics, hormones and the brain, microneuronal hypoplasia, nutrition, maternal infections, environmental pollutants, prenatal drugs, smoking and drinking, obstetric medications, obstetrical trauma, low birth weight, and issues in infant assessment. A report of participants' discussion focuses on definitional issues; animal models and human behavior; links between biochemistry and behavior; and prediction, prevention, and intervention. (CL)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Birth Weight, Clinical Diagnosis, Diseases, Etiology, Genetics, Health, High Risk Persons, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Nutrition, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Prevention
Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Grandview Rd., Skillman, NJ 08558 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Skillman, NJ.