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ERIC Number: EJ814282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Family Stress and Children's Language and Behavior Problems: Results from the National Survey of Children's Health
Long, Carolyn E.; Gurka, Matthew J.; Blackman, James A.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v28 n3 p148-157 2008
The impact of language delays and behavior problems in young children on family function was assessed using data from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health. Over 50% of parents who reported concerns regarding their children's language skills also reported concerns regarding their children's behavior. Although parents reported increased stress and more difficulty coping and meeting their children's needs when they were concerned about their children's language skills, children with behavior problems were especially stressful for families. Parental stress increased as children with challenging behaviors reached preschool age. To address the negative impact on family function, service providers must couple specific intervention strategies and methods that improve language skills and mitigate behavior problems in young children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States