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Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Jul;118(4):310-26. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-188.4.310.

Influences on maternal responsivity in mothers of children with fragile X syndrome.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA. asterling@waisman.wisc.edu

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of maternal and child variables on the maternal responsivity of 55 mothers with young children with fragile X syndrome. Data included video observations of mother-child interactions in four different contexts, standardized assessments with the children, and standardized questionnaires for the mothers. The video observations were coded for child communication acts; maternal responsivity was coded at two levels: a more general measure and a behavior-by-behavior measure. Results indicated that child developmental level and language ability strongly influenced behavior-by-behavior responsivity, while maternal IQ was the strongest predictor of both general and behavior-by-behavior responsivity, after controlling for child developmental level.

PMID:
23937372
PMCID:
PMC4088940
DOI:
10.1352/1944-7558-188.4.310
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