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ERIC Number: EJ1098732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Long-Term Stability of Core Language Skill in Children with Contrasting Language Skills
Bornstein, Marc H.; Hahn, Chun-Shin; Putnick, Diane L.
Developmental Psychology, v52 n5 p704-716 May 2016
This 4-wave longitudinal study evaluated stability of core language skill in 421 European American and African American children, half of whom were identified as low (n = 201) and half of whom were average-to-high (n = 220) in later language skill. Structural equation modeling supported loadings of multivariate age-appropriate multisource measures of child language on single latent variables of core language skill at 15 and 25 months and 5 and 11 years. Significant stability coefficients were obtained between language latent variables for children of low and average-to-high language skill, even accounting for child positive social interaction and nonverbal intelligence, maternal education and language, and family home environment. Prospects for children with different language skills and intervention implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Bayley Scales of Infant Development
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