Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 127–132 | Cite as

Relating infant temperament to learning disabilities

  • Allan Scholom
  • Gloria Schiff


The role of infant temperament in the development of learning disabilities was at issue. As infants, boys with severe learning disabilities were found to be (1) lower in activity level, (2) more irregular, (3) less approaching, and (4) more negative in mood than “normal” boys. Discussion centered around conceptualizing learning disabilities as the outcome of a developmental process. Thus patterns of early parent-infant interaction are established, based in part upon the infant's temperament, that may evolve into a learning disability.


Developmental Process Learning Disability Infant Temperament Severe Learning Disability 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Scholom
    • 1
  • Gloria Schiff
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicago
  2. 2.East DuPage Special Education DistrictUSA

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