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ERIC Number: EJ803283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Effects of the Proximal Home Environment on Language and Behavioral Outcomes in Children Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine
Bono, Katherine E.; Dinehart, Laura H. Bolzani; Dobbins, Dionne R.; Claussen, Angelika H.
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n6 p551-568 2008
Proximal environmental variables illustrate aspects of the environment that are experienced directly and specifically by the child. The current study examined the associations between three proximal environmental variables: (1) quality of the home environment, (2) regularity of family routines and (3) frequency of parenting daily hassles and cognitive, language and behavioral outcomes in 36-month-old children who were prenatally exposed to cocaine and participating in an early intervention program. The quality of the home environment predicted expressive language and internalizing behavior problems, while daily hassles and family routines only predicted internalizing behavior problems. The results suggest that interventions aimed at changing proximal environmental variables may have positive implications for children who are at-risk for developmental delay. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Reynell Developmental Language Scales