Patricia Eadie, Edith L. Bavin, Lesley Bretherton, Fallon Cook, Lisa Gold, Fiona Mensah, Melissa Wake, Sheena Reilly
Abstract:OBJECTIVES: To examine the contribution of early life factors and preschool-and school-aged language abilities to children's 11-year language and academic outcomes. METHODS: Participants (N = 839) were from a prospective community cohort study of 1910 infants recruited at 8 to 10 months of age. Early life factors included a combination of child (prematurity, birth weight), family (socioeconomic disadvantage, family history of language difficulties), and maternal factors (education, vocabulary, and age). Langua…
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