Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers and Their Infants


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Abstract

The effectiveness of a home-based early intervention program for children of adolescent mothers was examined in comparison to a control group who received no such intervention. Intellectual assessment at 2 1/2 years of age suggested that the early intervention program can promote developmental functioning and lessen the risk of cognitive delays. Behavioral analysis suggested that the patterns of adolescent mothers' interaction with their children varied as a function of both involvement in the intervention program and the child's risk status, as defined by IQ scores.

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