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Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346889

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001

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Children's development in the family environment

Children's development in the family environment

(p.159) Six Children's development in the family environment
Children of the 21st century

Ingrid Schoon

Amanda Sacker

Steven Hope

Stephen Collishaw

Barbara Maughan

Policy Press

This chapter examines the relationship between a child's development and the family environment, looking at the relative influences of the child, family and environmental factors in shaping individual development during the first year of life. The first year of life is increasingly regarded as a ‘critical’ stage of a child's development and of emerging family relationships. The most frequently studied early indicators of child development include biological factors such as illness at birth, low birthweight and physical disability. This chapter focuses on indicators of early child development as measured by developmental delays in gross motor and fine motor development, as well as the development of communicative gestures.

Keywords:   family environment, communicative gestures, child development, motor development, physical disability

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