In this Issue:
Source: National Institute for Early Education Research - August 9, 2007
The following new resources from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) are now available online:
Source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
A recent podcast created by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), discusses the importance of ensuring that every child receives a hearing screening as soon as possible after birth and provides ways for parents and health providers to find out if a child has a possible hearing loss and where to get more information.
Source: National Institutes of Health - August 7, 2007
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently highlighted the results of a 19 year follow-up study that looked at the long-term effects of the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program. The CPC program provided intensive instruction from pre-school through 3rd grade for children and job skills training, parenting skills training, educational classes and social services for their parents. Findings provide evidence that early education programs can have a wide range of positive effects into adulthood. To read the full press release go to http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/aug2007/nichd-07.htm
Full article citation: Reynolds, A. J., Temple, J. A., Ou, S.-R., Robertson, D. L., Mersky, J. P., and Topitzes, J. W. (2007). Effects of a school-based, early childhood intervention on adult health and well-being: A 19-year follow-up of low-income families. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161(8), 730-739. The abstract is available at http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/161/8/730