Connections Between Early Literacy and Social Behavior
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Child development; Behavioral development; Child care; Mental health
Coverage: United States
In two groups of children from lower-income families, early problems in literacy achievement are not immediately associated with aggressive behavior but, over time, they become increasingly predictive as these difficulties gather momentum and as children become more frustrated.