Early intervention and early experience.

  title={Early intervention and early experience.},
  author={Craig T. Ramey and Sharon L. Ramey},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={53 2},
For 4 decades, vigorous efforts have been based on the premise that early intervention for children of poverty and, more recently, for children with developmental disabilities can yield significant improvements in cognitive, academic, and social outcomes. The history of these efforts is briefly summarized and a conceptual framework presented to understand the design, research, and policy relevance of these early interventions. This framework, biosocial developmental contextualism, derives from… 

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