Journal article

Predictors in Infancy for Language and Academic Outcomes at 11 Years

Patricia Eadie, Edith L Bavin, Lesley Bretherton, Fallon Cook, Lisa Gold, Fiona Mensah, Melissa Wake, Sheena Reilly

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2021

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). Language (standardized assessment of receptive and expressive skills) and academic (national assessment) outcomes at 11 years were predicted by using a series of multivariable regression mod..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Awarded by Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by project grants 237106, 9436958, and 1041947 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and small grants from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. Dr Wake was supported by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship 1046518, Dr Mensah was supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1111160, and Dr Reilly was supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship 491210. Dr Cook was supported by a LifeCourse Postdoctoral Fellowship. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding organizations are independent of all researchers.