ERIC Number: EJ486407
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
The Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Mother-Infant Interaction and Infant Arousal in the Newborn Period.
Gottwald, Sheryl Ridener; Thurman, S. Kenneth
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v14 n2 p217-31 Sum 1994
This study compared the interactive behavior of 20 cocaine-using mothers and their neonates with a control group of drug-free mothers and newborns. Cocaine-exposed infants were asleep or distressed for significantly longer periods, and cocaine-using mothers spent significantly more time disengaged from, and passively looking at, infants than did drug-free mothers. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Substance Abuse and Early Intervention.