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Interactions of African American infants and their mothers: relations with development at 1 year of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9712136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationships between aspects of mother-infant interaction and both communication and cognitive skills at 1 year of age were examined in 92 African American dyads, of whom 64 (70%) fell below the poverty line. Ratings of warmth, sensitivity, responsiveness, encouragement of initiative, stimulation, and elaborativeness during a semistructured play interaction were correlated with measures of global cognition, expressive and receptive communication, and communication use. The overall quality of the home environment and maternal ratings of stimulation and elaborativeness were the most consistent correlates of infant communication measures. Relationships were stronger in middle-income than lower-income dyads. These results support the linkage of didactic and functional aspects of maternal behavior to cognitive and communication skills at 1 year of age for African American infants.
I F Wallace; J E Roberts; D E Lodder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1092-4388     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-22     Completed Date:  1998-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705610     Medline TA:  J Speech Lang Hear Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  900-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Triangle Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 27709-2194, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Child Development / physiology*
Mother-Child Relations*
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
MCH-370599//PHS HHS; MCH-370649//PHS HHS

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