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Rose, Susan A.; Feldman, Judith F.; Jankowski, Jeffery J. – Child Development, 2009
A controversial issue in the field of language development is whether language emergence and growth is dependent solely on processes specifically tied to language or could also depend on basic cognitive processes that affect all aspects of cognitive competence (domain-general processes). The present article examines this issue using a large…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Infants, Memory, Language Acquisition
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Siegel, Linda S. – Child Development, 1981
Assesses ability of infant tests to predict language and cognitive development and to detect infants at risk for developmental problems. The Bayley Mental Development Index was particularly capable of detecting infants at risk for developmental delay. The Caldwell Inventory of Home Stimulation identified home environment as a key factor in…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Family Environment, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Patricia Munday; McCune-Nicolich, Lorraine – Child Development, 1981
Examines the relationship between cognitive functioning (as measured by the Bayley Scales of Infant Development) and the symbolic play levels of Down's syndrome children. Symbolic play level was more highly correlated with mental age than with chronological age. Performance on the Infant Behavior Record was also highly correlated with symbolic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Downs Syndrome, Family Environment, Measures (Individuals)
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Lamb, Michael E.; And Others – Child Development, 1981
Ratings of social behavior and scores on the Bayley Mental Development Index (MDI) were obtained for 33,685 infants, eight months of age. A composite measure of sociability correlated .23 with total MDI scores, .26 on the socially loaded items, and .17 with the nonsocial items. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Infants, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals)