At-risk toddlers and their mothers: the special case of physical handicap.

@article{Wasserman1985AtriskTA,
  title={At-risk toddlers and their mothers: the special case of physical handicap.},
  author={Gail A. Wasserman and Rebecca Allen and C Ruth Solomon},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={73-83}
}
Previous studies of school-aged children with physical handicaps indicate passivity, inhibition, and deficits in cognitive-linguistic functioning, sometimes interpreted as consequent to parent-child problems. The present study examined the functioning of toddlers with physical anomalies (but without CNS damage) in comparison to premature toddlers (who share deviant early experience but not deviant physical appearance) and to normal toddlers. 14 mother-child pairs in each group were videotaped… CONTINUE READING

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