Journal article

Paths to language development in at risk children: a qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)

Kate Short, Patricia Eadie, Lynn Kemp

BMC Pediatrics | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Childhood language development is related to long term educational, employment, health and social outcomes. Previous research identifies a complex range of risk and protective factors which result in good and poor language outcomes for children, however children at risk are an underrepresented group in these studies. Our aim is to investigate the combinations of factors (paths) that result in good and poor language outcomes for a group of 5 year old children of mothers experiencing adversity. METHODS: This mixed methods study utilised longitudinal data from a randomised control trial of sustained home visiting (MECSH) to determine the language outcomes in at risk children. Mother..

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