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Silva, C. V.; Cruz, E. J. S. da.; Gouveia, A. J.; Pedroso, J. da S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The aim of this research was to assess global and socio-emotional development and infant's language of caregivers by means of the third edition of Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development. Literature points peculiarities on the institutional setting and that presence or absence of mother can impact infant's development in several forms.…
Descriptors: Infants, Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development
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Lee, Boram; Park, Hye Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
We examined the relationship between maternal perinatal depression trajectories and infant development considering various ecological risk factors in the environment and employing growth mixture modelling. Participants were 717 mother-child dyads in rural Malawi. The mothers were interviewed three times: during pregnancy, 1-year postpartum, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Child Development, Mothers
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da Silva, Mônia Aparecida; de Mendonça Filho, Euclides J.; Mônego, Bruna G.; Bandeira, Denise R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study is a systematic review designed to identify the instruments most frequently used to evaluate children's development, describe their operational and psychometric characteristics and determine which are the most accurate. We carried out a systematic search of the online databases PsycINFO and PubMed Central using the descriptors…
Descriptors: Child Development, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Accuracy
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Ionio, Chiara; Mascheroni, Eleonora; Banfi, Annamaria; Olivari, Maria Giulia; Colombo, Caterina; Confalonieri, Emanuela; Lista, Gianluca – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to evaluate the influence of fathers' negative feelings, parenting stress and post-traumatic symptomatology experienced after the premature birth of their infant on mother-child interaction and on infant's development in the perinatal period. Forty-five fathers and 45 mothers of preterm infants (GA = 30.25 ± 2.95; birth weight =…
Descriptors: Fathers, Negative Attitudes, Premature Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Suhonen, Eira; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
We aimed to investigate stress response regulation, temperament, cognitive and language abilities and family SES in children who entered kindergarten before two years of age. Whilst childrens stress regulatory systems are vulnerable to environmental influences little is known about how temperament and family characteristics impact on stress…
Descriptors: Physiology, Language Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Socioeconomic Status
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Watts, Sarah E.; Oburu, Paul; Lah, Suncica; Rhodes, Paul; Hunt, Caroline J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated whether higher maternal psychological distress, lower provision of psychosocial stimulation and a negative appraisal of parenting experience were associated with lower cognitive, motor, social-emotional and adaptive behaviour development in children under 3 years of age in Kenya. A cross-sectional design was used, with 81…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emotional Disturbances, Stimulation, Parent Child Relationship
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Wu, Jennifer Chun-Li; Chiang, Tung-liang – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Low birthweight (LBW) children tend to have higher risks of developmental problems. According to differential susceptibility hypothesis, these putatively vulnerable children may also disproportionately benefit from positive environmental exposure. This study aimed to examine whether LBW status moderates home environmental influences on…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Stimulation
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Björn, Piia M.; Kakkuri, Irma; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study investigated the potential interrelationship between parental (maternal) and expert assessments of the expressive and receptive language skills of 12- to 18-month-old children. The language activities of 27 children were monitored by their mothers (MCDI scale: Lyytinen, 2000. "Varhaisen kommunikaation ja kielen kehityksen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Silva, Louisa M. T.; Schalock, Mark; Williams, Mary – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Qigong massage is an eastern form of massage that can be delivered by western parents to their children with appropriate training and support. It has been shown to improve developmental measures in young children with autism when given daily for five months. A recent trial evaluating its effect on motor development in young children with Down…
Descriptors: Parents, Down Syndrome, Young Children, Physiology
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Mawdsley, Helena P.; Hauser-Cram, Penny – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
A child's move from early intervention (EI) to special education preschool is considered to be a critical transition point for both the child and family. Family concerns during this process are heightened by changes in service delivery systems. Although much has been written about the transition from EI services, little is known about the parents'…
Descriptors: Mothers, Young Children, Parent Attitudes, Early Intervention
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Bono, Katherine E.; Sheinberg, Nurit – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This study examined the moderating effect of low birth weight on the effectiveness of an early intervention program to improve cognitive, language and behavioral outcomes for children prenatally exposed to cocaine. Participants included 293 primarily minority, low SES children who were enrolled in the intervention during their first year and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Early Intervention, Prosocial Behavior, Cocaine
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Klein, Pnina S.; Feldman, Ruth – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
Interactive behavior of 90 Israeli toddlers was observed with mothers and caregivers in one-on-one free play interactions. Children were examined with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, and adults completed self-report measures. Observations were coded for both the quality of adult-child interactive behavior and for the quality of adults'…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Caregivers, Play, Mothers
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Oski, Frank A. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Studies four groups of infants with iron deficiency but without anemia in an attempt to discover behavioral signs that can be used to index high-risk probability for iron deficiency. Solemnity in well-attached infants is suggested as a clinical sign to indicate the need for biochemical screening for iron deficiency. (AS)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, High Risk Persons, Infant Behavior, Screening Tests