Developmental profiles of children born to mothers with intellectual disability.

  • McConnell D
  • Llewellyn G
  • Mayes R
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Abstract

The developmental status of 37 pre-school aged children born to mothers with intellectual disability was assessed and the relationship between developmental status and selected chil4 maternal and home/environment characteristics was examined. The developmental status of the children varied markedly. Controlling for possible organic pathology, the development of these children did not vary significantly from age-norm expectations in four domains: physical self-help, social and academic. No statistically significant correlation was found between developmental status and characteristics of the mother or home environment. The key to prevention may lie in the provision of suitable antenatal and maternity services to ensure the best possible birth outcomes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Author-supplied keywords

  • CHILD development
  • LEARNING disabilities
  • PRENATAL diagnosis
  • PRESCHOOL children

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Authors

  • David McConnell

  • Gwynnyth Llewellyn

  • Rachel Mayes

  • Domenica Russo

  • Anne Honey

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