ERIC Number: ED254345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
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Environmental Influences and Perinatal Risk Factors in High Risk Children.
Lindgren, Scott D.; And Others
Children in a longitudinal high-risk infant follow-up program were evaluated at age 5 to determine whether they demonstrated behavior problems or cognitive deficits exceeding expectations based on conditions in their home environments. Normal expectations were determined through regression analyses on a group of age-matched controls. All high-risk subjects had been screened previously to exclude children with severe developmental disabilities. Although many high-risk children were found to be developing normally, substantial proportions showed significant behavioral and learning disabilities, even with adjustment for environmental conditions. While these outcomes were not related in any simple fashion to medical risk factors, complex statistical combinations of perinatal variables (generated through logistic regression) classified behavioral outcomes with a high degree of accuracy. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
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