Title

Mother-infant interaction in delayed infants of three diagnostic groups involved in early intervention.

Date of Award

1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Developmental.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to assess the effects of diagnostic group and time in early intervention, on mother-infant interaction with delayed infants. Three diagnostic groups were represented: Down's Syndrome (n = 24), Neurologically impaired (n = 38), and Unknown etiology (n = 16). Dyads were visited by a research coordinator before entering the early intervention program and one year after entry. Assessed were 13 parent behaviors and 5 child behaviors. The Down's Syndrome group exhibited positive change in more areas than the other two groups. The Neurological group demonstrated change in the fewest number of areas. Results were discussed in terms of implications for future research and clinical work: the importance of recognizing heterogeneity in the delayed population and the potential for improving service delivery to specific members of the delayed population. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .S635. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-04, page: 1942. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1992.