Behavioral style in failure-to-thrive infants: a preliminary communication.

@article{Wolke1990BehavioralSI,
  title={Behavioral style in failure-to-thrive infants: a preliminary communication.},
  author={Dieter Wolke and David H. Skuse and Bernice Mathisen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          237-54
        }
}
In a pilot inner-city survey, nine 1-year-old infants with nonorganic failure to thrive (NOFT) and pairwise matched controls from the same deprived inner-city area were studied at home. A multimethod approach to the study of infant behavioral style was adopted. A consistent pattern of NOFT infants' behaviors in mothers' descriptions, in observation of play behavior, and in interaction with the examiner during standard testing emerged. NOFT infants were found to be more fussy, demanding, and… CONTINUE READING

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