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Berger, Sarah E.; Nuzzo, Katie – Infant and Child Development, 2008
Evidence exists for two competing theories about the effects of having an older sibling on development. Previous research has found that having an older sibling has both advantages and disadvantages for younger siblings' development. This study examined whether and how older siblings influenced the onset of their own younger siblings' motor…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Characteristics, Motor Development, Sibling Relationship
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Iverson, Jana M. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: A recent approach to identifying early markers of risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been to study infants who have an older sibling with ASD. These infants are at heightened risk (HR) for ASD and for other developmental difficulties, and even those who do not receive an eventual ASD diagnosis manifest a high degree of…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Language Acquisition, Infants
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The process of development occurs according to the pattern established by the genetic potential and also by the influence of environmental factors. The aim of the present study was to focus on the main environmental factors affecting motor development. The review of the literature revealed that family features, such as socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Cultural Context, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Marshall, Jennifer; Coulter, Martha L.; Gorski, Peter A.; Ewing, Aldenise – Infants and Young Children, 2016
This mixed-methods study examined influences, factors, and processes associated with parental recognition and appraisal of developmental concerns among 23 English- and Spanish-speaking parents of young children with signs of developmental or behavioral problems. Participants shared their experiences through in-depth interviews or focus groups and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Child Development, English, Spanish Speaking
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Tager-Flusberg, Helen – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2016
Purpose: Identifying risk factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorders is an important line of research, as it will lead to earlier identification of children who could benefit from interventions that support optimal developmental outcomes. The primary goal of this review was to summarize research on risk factors associated with autism…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Neurological Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Erbaugh, Sarah J.; Clifton, Marguerite A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1984
The behaviors and interactions of preschool-aged siblings in object-oriented and body-oriented conditions were observed to discover if the child's siblings significantly influenced motor skill development. This study focused on categories of sibling behaviors and interactions. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Environmental Influences, Genetics, Modeling (Psychology)
Marshall, Jennifer Tess – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The importance of early recognition and intervention for developmental delays is increasingly acknowledged, yet high rates of under-enrollment and 1-3 year delays in entry to the public early intervention system continue. Much research has examined developmental screening in health and child care settings, but less well understood is what prompts…
Descriptors: Parents, Mixed Methods Research, Young Children, Developmental Delays
Hoffman, Stevie; Mottola, Niel – 1971
The rational for the curriculum design for three-year-old migrant children in an expanded-day educational program is presented. Consideration is given for each of the program phases, the learning environment, the rationale for a pre-service workshop and on-going in-service consultancy. This curriculum is based on the premise that, because of the…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Curriculum Design, Educational Programs, Environmental Influences