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Disabled and nondisabled infants' interactions with their mothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2961269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated social interactions between infants and mothers, comparing dyads with physically disabled infants and dyads with nondisabled infants. The groups were matched on mental and motor development, sex, socioeconomic status, birth order, and maternal education. Each infant-mother dyad was videotaped at home during a 10-minute period of free play, and blind observers subsequently transcribed infants' and mothers' behaviors. In general, the groups were remarkably similar in their interaction patterns. However, a few differences emerged: Mothers of infants with physical disabilities were significantly more commanding than were comparison mothers. Nondisabled infants tended to engage in more eye contact than did infants with physical disabilities. And whereas mothers of nondisabled infants responded to interactive play with interactive play, mothers of infants with physical handicaps tended to respond with commands and verbalizations. These results suggest reciprocal influences between infants and mothers in both groups and highlight emerging maternal behavior patterns that may interfere with the development of communication and independence in handicapped young children.
Authors:
M E Barrera; D M Vella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-21     Completed Date:  1988-01-21     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Infant-Parent Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Disabled Persons / psychology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations*

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