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Kiernan, C. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A review of studies in which signing or symbol use has been taught to autistic individuals suggests that these techniques can provide a means of communication and language development for the autistic, including mute and retarded children. (RH)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Comprehension, Foreign Countries
Gillberg, C. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Reports results of a neuropsychiatric study focusing on psychiatric disorders in minimal brain disorder (MBD) syndromes. Prevalence figures for marked psychiatric abnormality in MBD were shown to be greater than those for psychiatric abnormality in children with neuroepileptic disorders in the Isle of Wight study. Psychotic behavior was found to…
Descriptors: Attention, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances
Svendsen, D. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Former slow learners were tested as children and at the age of 30 years. Subjects who had further education and a number of family and personal problems during childhood improved their IQ scores by 18.1 points; those with no further education and one or no problems improved only 5.0 points. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Adults, Elementary School Students
Bishop, D. V. M. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A total of 79 profoundly deaf 8- to 12-year-old children were tested for comprehension of spoken, written, and signed (Paget-Gorman Sign System, PGSS) English grammatical contrasts. It is concluded that the PGSS provides a communication channel that does not hinder language acquisition, but does not overcome the grammatical problems of deaf…
Descriptors: Children, Comparative Analysis, Comprehension, Deafness
Kaffman, M.; Elizur, E. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Examines the comparative prevalence of grief reactions, behavioral symptoms, and pathological bereavement in 25 kibbutz and 21 non-kibbutz children between 3 1/2 and 11 1/2 years of age. Findings indicated that, for a large proportion of the children, loss of the father becomes a traumatic situation influencing functioning and causing behavioral…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Bereavement, Children, Comparative Analysis
Cohen, N. J.; Minde, K. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Three groups of kindergarten-age children referred for hyperactivity, who varied with regard to symptom pervasiveness, were compared with each other and with a group of normal controls on a variety of biological, psychological, and behavioral variables. Direct observation, rather than biological and psychological test data, most clearly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Clinical Diagnosis, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection
Kosky, R. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A total of 20 children under 14 years of age who were admitted to a hospital following suicide attempts were compared with 50 psychiatrically ill, nonsuicidal inpatients of similar age. Suicidal behavior was associated with the male sex, personal experiences of significant loss, academic underachievement, marital disintegration among parents, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Children, Comparative Analysis
Lim, M. H.; Bottomley, V. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Therapy for one 5 1/2-year-old boy combined psychodynamic and behavioral elements and resulted in positive changes in the child, his parents, and his grandmother. Changes were maintained for as long as three years. (The relevance of inhibited aggression in family members is discussed.) (RH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Family Problems, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries
Rutter, M. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Reports empirical findings indicating that autistic children have a basic cognitive deficit that is not a secondary consequence of social withdrawal. The precise nature of the deficit is discussed, as are studies of autistic children's general intelligence, language abnormalities, and social impairments. (RH)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Intelligence Quotient, Interpersonal Competence
Tizard, B.; And Others – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Investigates complex usages of language at home and school in spontaneous conversation of 30 girls four years of age, their mothers, and their teachers. While significant social class differences were found, in their own milieu working-class children displayed all essential verbal cognitive skills. Findings discussed in relationship to the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Context Effect, Females, Foreign Countries
Berg, I.; And Others – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A double-blind randomly controlled trial of one particular laxative, used in moderate dosage, was carried out on a group of 40 children with severe and persistent soiling and with a history of frequent fecal retention. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Foreign Countries, Medical Services
Golombok, S.; And Others – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A total of 37 school-age children reared in 27 lesbian households were compared with 38 school-age children reared in 27 heterosexual single-parent households. Investigated were subjects' psychosexual development and emotions, behavior, and relationships. Results indicated groups did not differ in gender identity, sex role behavior, or sexual…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comparative Analysis, Family Influence, Family Structure
Trites, R. L.; Laprade, K. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
Results of a factor analysis of the Conners Teacher Rating Scales for over 9,000 children provided preliminary evidence that hyperactivity and an aggressive conduct disorder can exist independently in children. (RH)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Children, Factor Structure
Busby, K.; Pivik, R. T. – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
To examine the relationship between superior intellectual functioning and physiological patterns and events during sleep, sleep records made on five consecutive nights and based on standard electrographic measures were made for 11 male children between 8 and 12 years of age. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Children, Comparative Analysis, Eye Movements
Gunn, P.; And Others – Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1983
A comparison was made of the ratings given by mothers of 15 Down's syndrome children on the Carey Infant Temperament Questionnaire (ITQ) and the Fullard, McDevitt, and Carey Toddler Scale (TS). Results showed that infants rated as difficult in temperament on the ITQ were rated easier in temperament two years later on the TS. (RH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Downs Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Infants
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