ERIC Number: EJ702825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Contributions of Early Language and Maternal Facilitation Variables to Later Language and Reading Abilities
Fewell, Rebecca; Deutscher, Barbara
Journal of Early Intervention, v26 n2 p132-145 Win 2004
This study investigated the contributions of four variables (children's expressive language scores at 30 months of age, mother's facilitation of child language, mother's education, and group assignment) to the prediction of IQ at age 3, verbal IQ at ages 5 and 8, and reading at age 8 for 571 children of low-birthweight. Four separate multiple regression analyses found children's expressive language scores at 30 months of age accounted for the major portion of the variation in each of the models. Maternal facilitation of children's language and maternal education added significantly to the variation in each of the four models. Results suggest children's early language and mother's facilitation of children's language are important intervention considerations to enhance children's readiness for school.
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Intelligence Quotient, Child Language, Expressive Language, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Language Skills, Scores, Educational Attainment, Language Acquisition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)