Lucinda P Bernheimer

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Family ecology theories mislead if they omit a social constructivist perspective. Parents construct an everyday routine to accommodate values and goals and resources and constraints of their proximal and distal ecology. Ecocultural theory suggests that (a) the most powerful ecocultural features affect everyday routines, (b) whether ecocultural features are(More)
In this study 680 accommodations or proactive efforts to sustain a family environment in 10 ecocultural domains were reliably scored for 102 Euro-American families of young children with developmental delays. The families reported substantial accommodation activity. Results showed that accommodations (a) in the domains of child care and service access were(More)
Child-driven and transactional models of child-family interactions were tested with 80 children who had developmental delays and their families. Children's cognitive competence, personal-social competence, behavior and communication "hassle," and family accommodations to the children were assessed at child ages 3, 7, and 11. Accommodations were summarized(More)
Cognitive and family data on 82 children with developmental delays were collected in an 8-year longitudinal study. Child measures included the Gesell and the UCLA Temperament Scale administered at child age 3 and the Stanford Binet, administered at child ages 6 and 11. Family measures included SES, level of maternal education, and factor scores reflecting(More)
Data from parents and young adults were collected as part of a 20-year follow-up of children with developmental delays who had been identified at age 3 years. The young adults and their parents provided information through questionnaires and personal interviews. Findings documented a broad range of outcomes, with some young adults leading independent and(More)
A prospective longitudinal study of the development of children with delays of unknown etiology yielded data on the stability of cognitive performance over a 6-year period. Mean age at entry was 34.2 months; mean age at exit, 109.7 months. Data reported in the present article were based on assessments using the Gesell Developmental Schedules and the(More)
Mixed-method and experimental data on working poor families and children with troubles participating in the New Hope anti-poverty experimental initiative in Milwaukee are described. Sixty percent of these families had at least one child who had significant problems (learning, school achievement and/or behavior, home behavior, retardation, other(More)
Home interviews were conducted with 102 families of children with developmental delays to assess ecocultural family resources and constraints, values, and goals as well as proactive adaptive efforts to deal with their circumstances. Interview topics included (a) economic factors; (b) child safety, health, and education; (c) domestic and childcare workloads;(More)
Auditory testing of neonates has received considerable attention in the last few years. As a result, several machines have been devised for this type of evaluation. It has been proposed that this equipment can be utilized by volunteer personnel to assess the hearing of infants. This investigation indicates that even trained audiologists are unable to make a(More)
Data from three research studies provided information about stress encountered by parents of young handicapped children as they sought services and information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. In depth interviews were conducted with 115 families of children between the ages of 1 6/12 and 5 9/12 years, with mild to moderate handicaps. Three(More)