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Source: FPG Child Development Institute - May 8, 2008
Research shows that from a very early age, children are influenced by the manner in which their mothers verbally interact with them. An FPG study published in the May/June 2008 issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, examines how mother and child characteristics might influence the way mothers talk to their infants and demonstrates that mothers can help children overcome some of the risks to language development associated with poverty. A summary of the study is available online at http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap53.pdfTo learn more see: Vernon-Feagans, L., Pancsofar, N., Willoughby, M., Odom, E., Quade, A., & Cox, M. (2008). Predictors of maternal language to infants during a picture book task in the home: Family SES, child characteristics and the parenting environment. The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29(3), 213-226.
Source: Foundation for Child Development - Retrieved May 8, 2008
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) announces a grants program to be funded through its PK-3 Research and Evaluation Forum. A maximum of four awards of up to $50,000 each will be provided to researchers proposing to use one or more datasets from the PK-3 Data Resource Center: The First Six Years of Schooling and Beyond. To learn more go to http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/PK3/spotlight/rfp.html
Source: FPG Child Development Institute - May 6, 2008
A video clip of FPG's Abecedarian Project from the documentary My Brilliant Brain is now available to view online. The three-part series explored the inner workings of the human brain. The Abecedarian Project was part of the first episode. The documentary aired on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S. in 2007. It is available at http://www.fpg.unc.edu/%7Eabc/fpg_abc-video.cfm