Disabled children and behaviour problems

The development of behavior problems among disabled and non-disabled children in England is research by Rebecca Faith, Lucinda Platt and Samantha Parsons  published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

It makes use of information collected in the Millennium Cohort Study, to track behaviour problems from ages 3 to 7 to identify the incidence and development of disabled children’s problem behaviours during the early years.

The research looks at whether disabled girls’ and boys’ behaviour differs from their non-disabled peers, and whether it converges with or diverges from them over time. It also investigates whether parenting and the home environment moderate associations between disability and behaviour.