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See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. We also examined early age Behaviors and relationships of disabled children and concurrent age 6 child behavioral, self-regulatory, and social characteristics as predictors of age 6 STR quality. Children with ID experienced significantly poorer relationships with their teachers, marked by less closeness and more conflict and dependency, compared to typically-developing children.
This group difference was not accounted for entirely by IQ differences. Our findings demonstrate the importance of child behavioral and social characteristics in predicting relationships with teachers for children with and without ID.
The student-teacher relationship STR has been examined well among young, typically developing children; however, little research has examined the STRs of children with intellectual disability ID.
Children with ID, by definition, have more limited cognitive and adaptive skills. An understanding of STRs among children with ID and their teachers in the primary grades is important given the heightened risk for school maladjustment, including poor social acceptance and competence, classroom disengagement, and behavioral problems, facing children these children e.
The current study examines STR quality among 6-year-old children with and without ID, and considers child characteristics that may predict STR quality for these children, both concurrently at age 6, and predictively, using data from when the children were age 3.
Research supports the theoretical idea that young children who have close, positive relationships with the adults in their lives are better equipped to attend to their environment, communicate with adults, and devote their energy toward learning e. On the other hand, as attachment theory would suggest, children who have conflictual, overly dependent, or detached relationships with important adults may be less emotionally secure and more poorly positioned to explore their environment and learn from adults e.
Most of the research on STRs has focused on the experiences of typically developing children in the early school years.
Pianta and colleagues have reported that children with closer, less conflictual STRs in the spring of their kindergarten year were better-adjusted--with fewer behavior problems and higher levels of competence behaviors--in first and second grade than would be predicted based on their adjustment at the start of kindergarten.
Likewise, Silver and colleagues found that student-teacher conflict predicted greater increases in externalizing behaviors from kindergarten to first grade, whereas student-teacher closeness predicted decreases in externalizing behaviors Silver et al.
Implications for At-Risk Children Positive relationships with teachers seem to play a particularly strong role for children at risk for adverse outcomes, by deflecting the course of their adjustment in school. For instance, Hamre and Pianta reported that, when children began school with high behavior problems, kindergarten STRs characterized by low conflict and high closeness predicted better work habits, fewer disciplinary infractions, and lower likelihood of school suspension in later elementary school.
In their study of kindergarten and first grade outcomes, Silver et al. Finally, Pianta and colleagues examined STR quality among kindergarten children who were at high risk for grade retention or special education placement based on their poor performance on a readiness screening test and classroom tasks.
In all, these findings suggest that a positive STR can have a buffering effect on academic and behavioral outcomes especially for children with behavioral, academic, or social risk factors.
Risk Factors for Poor STRs among Children with Intellectual Disability Children with ID require more adult assistance in mastering the basic behavioral, academic, and social skills necessary to get by in school.
Relative to their typically developing peers, these children enter school with more behavior problems e. We expect that behavior problems, negative parent-child interaction patterns, and poor self-regulation displayed by children with ID at home will carry over to school, setting the stage for problematic interactions with teachers, including high levels of conflict and reduced opportunities for closeness.
Behavior Problems and Negative Parent-Child Interactions Children with ID face about 3 times as great a risk of behavioral and psychiatric problems than their typically developing counterparts Baker et al.
Beyond behavior problems, the quality of early parent-child interactions is also a key predictor of the development of social relationships Guralnick, Many of the ways in which children with ID have been shown to impact their parents may also characterize their interactions with teachers.
Likewise, the attachment that children develop with their parents would likely carry over to their relationships with teachers e.
Parents of young children with ID report more parenting stress than parents of typically developing children e. Self-Regulation In addition to behavioral and cognitive risk factors, children with ID also experience poorer self-regulation skills, in both the emotional and behavioral domains, compared to typically-developing children e.
Meanwhile, behavioral self-regulation is often measured during delay of gratification tasks, where the child must use behavioral self-control to withstand the desire to look at or play with a forbidden toy.
This measure closely parallels the kind of limit-setting that occurs in the school setting and the compliance behaviors expected of children in the classroom. The ability to regulate emotions when faced with negative emotion-arousing situations is particularly important in predicting school adjustment, as the transition to school presents children with new behavioral demands e.
These academic, behavioral, and social challenges require children to employ self-control over their behavior and to regulate and cope with their emotions. An inability to meet the classroom demands for behavioral and emotional self-regulation may lead to heightened conflict and fewer positive interactions with teachers.
Indeed, early child self-regulation is a strong predictor of later social relationships and social competence Guralnick, ; Denham, et al. Thus, the deficits in emotional and behavioral self-regulation experienced by children with ID may contribute to difficulties building relationships with teachers Fabes, et al.
STR Quality among Children with ID The cognitive, social, and behavioral risk factors facing children with ID suggest that they may experience poorer relationships with teachers than typically developing children.
There is some evidence to support this hypothesis. Examining a subset of children in the present sample at an earlier age, McIntyre, Blacher, and Baker found that five-year-old children with ID experienced poorer adaptation to school, including poorer social skills and relationships with teachers and more problem behaviors in the classroom than their typically developing peers.
We addressed the following primary research questions: Do children with intellectual disability have poorer quality relationships with their teachers than typically developing children at age 6?
If intellectual disability status does relate to STR quality at child age 6, is this relationship a function of cognitive abilities or mediated by other concurrent child characteristics at age 6? What is the relative contribution and total predictive power of these variables?
What is the relative contribution and total predictive power of earlier child characteristics at age 3 to later STR quality at age 6? Is the relationship between intellectual disability status and STR quality mediated by these age 3 characteristics?Untreated clinical depression is a serious problem.
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