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"Differing Cognitive Trajectories Of Mexican-American Toddlers"

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A significant percentage of Mexican-American children who matched their white counterparts in cognitive growth at 9 months of age had fallen behind by the time they turned 2, says a recent study from the University of California, Berkeley.

The study was published in the May issue of the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Bruce Fuller, a professor of education and public policy, was the lead author. The children are part of a longitudinal study of children born in 2001. About 950 Mexican-American children and 3,600 children of native-born, white mothers were included. The researchers tested children at age 2 on measures of memory, vocabulary, and rudimentary problem-solving skills.

Vol. 34, Issue 27, Page 5

Published in Print: April 15, 2015, as Early Childhood
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