ERIC Number: EJ862442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Parental Reports of Children's Scale Errors in Everyday Life
Rosengren, Karl S.; Gutierrez, Isabel T.; Anderson, Kathy N.; Schein, Stevie S.
Child Development, v80 n6 p1586-1591 Nov-Dec 2009
Scale errors refer to behaviors where young children attempt to perform an action on an object that is too small to effectively accommodate the behavior. The goal of this study was to examine the frequency and characteristics of scale errors in everyday life. To do so, the researchers collected parental reports of children's (age range = 13-21 months at onset) scale errors over a 6-month period. All but 1 of the parents (N = 30) reported at least 1 scale error with an average of 3.2 scale errors per child. These results suggest that most, if not all, children commit scale errors during early childhood.
Descriptors: Young Children, Measures (Individuals), Language Acquisition, Error Patterns, Parents, Child Behavior, Feedback (Response), Child Development
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