Developmental Follow-Up

Developmental Follow-Up

Concepts, Domains, and Methods

1st Edition - November 7, 1994

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  • Editors: Sarah L. Friedman, H. Carl Haywood
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277363

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Developmental Follow-Up: Concepts, Domains, and Methods is a compendium of papers that deals with developmental follow-up research, follow-up studies, criterion assessment variables and instruments, as well as analyses of developmental data. The book discusses the historical, theoretical, and methodological considerations in developmental follow-up strategies. Some papers review the history of developmental follow-up research from the early 1920s to the late 1980s, with some insights into future-oriented themes. The book also cites as an example the study of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on child development. Other papers address health surveillance and child development, including early cognitive development and the contribution of peer interaction. Some papers consider the experimental design and data analysis such as those concerning planning for follow-up studies that will involve finances, time and resources, as well as the career impact for the investigator. Another paper reviews the significance of the time when children in the United States received a significant amount of care from someone who was not their mother. The book also discusses the role of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development propelled by societal change in a postindustrial age. The text can prove valuable for psychologists, developmental scientists, social workers, and practitioners involved in human behavioral sciences and policy studies.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Foreword

    Section I Theoretical Perspectives

    From the Past to the Future of Developmental Follow-up Research

    Introduction

    Placing Developmental Follow-up Studies in Historical Context

    Follow-up Child Development Research from the Early 1920s to the Late 1980s

    A Blueprint for Future Research: Overview of the Volume with Commentary

    Conclusion

    References

    Developmental Theory, Prediction, and the Developmental Equation in Follow-up Research

    Introduction

    Components of Developmental Theory

    Principles of Developmental Dynamics

    Predicting Developmental Outcomes in Follow-up Research

    References

    Ecological Perspectives on Longitudinal Follow-up Studies

    Introduction

    Rochester Longitudinal Study

    Models of Development

    The Future

    References

    Section II Examples of Domains for Follow-Up Research

    Developmental Research in Behavioral Teratology: Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Child Development

    Introduction

    Developmental Study of Alcohol Teratogenesis

    Design of the Seattle Longitudinal Prospective Study on Alcohol and Pregnancy

    Useful Statistical Methodology in the Developmental Study of Alcohol Teratogenesis

    Findings from the Seattle Longitudinal Perspective Study on Alcohol and Pregnancy

    Summary and Conclusions: Not Quite the End of the Story

    A Developmental Perspective on Findings from the Seattle Study

    A Behavioral Teratology Perspective on the Seattle Study Findings

    Fitting Seattle Study Findings into a Broader Picture: Public Health Implications

    References

    Health Surveillance and the Development of Children

    Introduction

    What Do We Know about the Interdependence of Health and Development?

    What Do We Know about the Developmental Consequences of Health Impairment?

    How Can a Child's Health Status Be Screened Effectively within a Comprehensive Follow-up Strategy?

    What Can We Learn from Investigating Children's Patterns of Health Care Utilization?

    Summary

    References

    Early Cognitive Development and the Contribution of Peer Interaction: A Piagetian View

    Introduction

    Cognitive Development in Social Context

    Child to Child: A Special Social Context

    Observations of Peer Interaction

    Cognitive Developmental Role of Peer Interaction: A Good Application of Developmental Follow-up Research

    References

    Expanding the Boundaries of Evaluation: Strategies for Refining and Evaluating Ill-Defined Interventions

    Introduction

    Examining the Logic and Theory of an Intervention

    Evaluating the Implementation of the Intervention

    Meeting the Methodological Requirements of Effectiveness Evaluation

    Evaluating Effectiveness—and Effects—of the Program

    Summary

    References

    Developmental Psychopathology of Multiplex Developmental Disorder

    Introduction

    Longitudinal Studies of Disorders of Social Relatedness

    Three Young Men

    The Spectrum of Disorders of Development

    Phenomenology

    References

    Section III Sources Of Data: Persons And Instruments

    Assessing Child Psychopathology in Developmental Follow-up Studies

    Introduction

    Review of Measurement Procedures

    Problems of Measurement Equivalence

    Conclusion

    References

    Parents as Scientific Observers of Their Children's Development

    Introduction

    The Meanings of Caregiver Reports

    Research on Validity of Maternal Reports

    Future Directions

    Reasons to Use Caregiver Reports

    Pitfalls in the Use of Caregiver Perceptions

    The Context of Philosophical Metaphor

    Conclusion

    References

    Assessment of Cognitive and Language Functioning: A Developmental Perspective

    Introduction

    Global Scores versus Assessments of Specific Functions

    Types of Assessment

    Suggested Assessment Procedures

    Domain Specificity

    Limitations of Assessment

    Correction for Prematurity

    Some Alternative Approaches to Data Analysis

    The Categorization Approach

    Summary

    References

    Environmental Issues in Developmental Follow-up Research

    Introduction

    Development of the HOME Inventories

    Summary

    References

    Section IV Experimental Design and Data Analysis

    Special Methodological Problems of Childhood Developmental Follow-up Studies: Focus on Planning

    Introduction

    Conceptual Framework: Specific a Priori Goals

    Population/Sampling

    Information/Measures and Data

    Design Issues

    Analysis

    Conclusions

    References

    Methodological Considerations and Strategies for Studying the Long-term Effects of Early Intervention

    Introduction

    A Developmental Orientation toward Long-term Follow-up

    Methods for Studying Growth and Its Correlates

    Application to the Study of Developmental Outcomes

    Possible Extensions of the Strategies

    Summary and Conclusion

    References

    Modeling Duration and the Timing of Events: Using Survival Analysis in Long-term Follow-up Studies

    Introduction

    Research Questions in Which Time Is the Outcome

    How Do We Answer Research Questions about Duration?

    The Concept of Survival Analysis

    Identifying Predictors of Duration

    Building Statistical Models of Hazard

    Six Advantages of Hazard Models

    Displaying Analytic Results

    Summary

    References

    Toward a Developmental Epidemiology

    Introduction

    Modern Epidemiology—A Growing Body of Research Principles

    Developmental Epidemiology—A Multidisciplinary Hybrid

    Methods of Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Conclusion

    References

    Developmental Epidemiology

    Introduction

    A Comparison of Epidemiological Methods and Traditional Developmental Psychology Methods

    Classification of Research Designs in Developmental Epidemiology

    Traditional Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Designs in Child Development

    Summary and Discussion

    References

    Section V Research at the Cutting Edge

    Child Care and Child Development: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care

    Introduction

    A Holistic View of Early Child Care: Investigating the Context and Dynamics of Development

    The NICHD Study of Early Child Care: History and Structure

    Research Model

    Study Design

    Study Hypotheses

    Mapping the Terrain of Child Care

    References

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1994
  • Published: November 7, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277363

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Sarah L. Friedman

H. Carl Haywood

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