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Infant Media Exposure and Toddler Development

Infant Media Exposure and Toddler Development ARTICLE Suzy Tomopoulos, MD; Benard P. Dreyer, MD; Samantha Berkule, PhD; Arthur H. Fierman, MD; Carolyn Brockmeyer, PhD; Alan L. Mendelsohn, MD Objective: To determine whether duration and con- (124.5) min/d. In unadjusted and adjusted analyses, du- tent of media exposure in 6-month-old infants are asso- ration of media exposure at age 6 months was associated ciated with development at age 14 months. with lower cognitive development at age 14 months (un- adjusted: r = −0.17, P .01; adjusted: = −0.15, P = .02) and Design: Longitudinal analysis of 259 mother-infant dy- lower language development (r = −0.16, P .01; = −0.16, ads participating in a long-term study related to early child P .01). Of 3 types of content assessed, only 1 (older child/ development, from November 23, 2005, through January adult–oriented) was associated with lower cognitive and 14, 2008. language development at age 14 months. No significant as- sociations were seen with exposure to young child– Setting: An urban public hospital. oriented educational or noneducational content. Participants: Mothers with low socioeconomic status Conclusions: This study is the first, to our knowledge, and their infants. to have longitudinally assessed associations between me- dia exposure in infancy and subsequent developmental http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.235
pmid
21135338
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Abstract

ARTICLE Suzy Tomopoulos, MD; Benard P. Dreyer, MD; Samantha Berkule, PhD; Arthur H. Fierman, MD; Carolyn Brockmeyer, PhD; Alan L. Mendelsohn, MD Objective: To determine whether duration and con- (124.5) min/d. In unadjusted and adjusted analyses, du- tent of media exposure in 6-month-old infants are asso- ration of media exposure at age 6 months was associated ciated with development at age 14 months. with lower cognitive development at age 14 months (un- adjusted: r = −0.17, P .01; adjusted: = −0.15, P = .02) and Design: Longitudinal analysis of 259 mother-infant dy- lower language development (r = −0.16, P .01; = −0.16, ads participating in a long-term study related to early child P .01). Of 3 types of content assessed, only 1 (older child/ development, from November 23, 2005, through January adult–oriented) was associated with lower cognitive and 14, 2008. language development at age 14 months. No significant as- sociations were seen with exposure to young child– Setting: An urban public hospital. oriented educational or noneducational content. Participants: Mothers with low socioeconomic status Conclusions: This study is the first, to our knowledge, and their infants. to have longitudinally assessed associations between me- dia exposure in infancy and subsequent developmental

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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