Conway Saylor

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Fourteen months after a hurricane, young children who had experienced the storm showed significantly higher anxiety and withdrawal and more behavior problems than did children who had not. Behavioral problems decreased steadily over the six months following the storm. Mothers' distress in the hurricane's aftermath was associated with the longevity of their(More)
RESEARCH FINDINGS Child and family characteristics from early infancy (birth-3 months adjusted age, AA) and toddler period (24-30 months) were examined as potential predictors of behavior problems and social skills at 7.5 years of age in 90 LBW infants with IVH and/or ELBW who were part of a longitudinal study of early intervention effectiveness. Severity(More)
Fish populations residing in a river receiving bleached kraft mill effluents (BKME) and in an uncontaminated river were investigated to evaluate causal relationships between exposure to BKME and various indicators of fish health. The Index of Biotic Integrity demonstrated that species richness and composition were much lower in the contaminated river with(More)
We assessed the usefulness of the Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS) and the Clinical Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic Auditory Milestone Scale (CAT/CLAMS) for screening high-risk infant populations in a sample of 78 infants followed after premature birth and/or perinatal insults. Both measures were highly correlated with the Bayley Scales of(More)
OBJECTIVE Bullying experiences are becoming increasingly common in children and can have devastating consequences. Ostracism threatens a child's need for self-esteem, sense of belonging, sense of control, and meaningful existence. Recent literature suggests that children with special health care needs may be at risk for these negative events and(More)
Little is documented about the determinants of developmental outcomes for medically fragile infants who receive early intervention. In this controlled longitudinal study 65 premature infants with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) were randomly assigned to intervention groups beginning at 3 months adjusted age (Early) or 12 months adjusted age (Delayed). The(More)
This study examined the relationship between toileting concerns, behavior problems, and parenting stress in parents of children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Participants included parents of 99 males and 71 females aged 4 to 12 years with neural tube defects (NTD), developmental-behavioral disabilities (DBD), or history of perinatal(More)
Introduced the Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale (PEDS), which was developed to quickly assess behaviors identified in empirical and theoretical literature as significantly elevated in children after experiencing traumatic events. The 21-item parent-report rating scale includes 17 general behavior items and 4 trauma-specific items. Factor analyses on the(More)