The Impact Of Poverty On Children 's Development And Early Childhood Programs

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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Miami, Florida AN ANALYSIS OF ARTICLES RELATED TO: The impact of poverty on children’s development and early childhood programs A literature review submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the course SPS6805 To Dr. Phil Lazarus by Jessica R. Rothman Fall 2014 The purpose of this literature review was to review articles examining the influence poverty may or may not have on young children. Additionally, after determining risks children living in poverty face, a review of literature studying early intervention preschool programs and how they may aid in reducing some of the risks for those children. Most research is consistent with suggesting that early…show more content…
Clear associations between nutritional deficiencies and psychosocial effects have been made. However, the results of the study indicated malnutrition impact on development of infants and toddlers was unknown, but malnutrition in children led to iron-deficiency anemia (Skalicky et al., 2006). An additional study focused on the iron-deficiency concern that exists among low-income toddlers in the United States (Crowel et al., 2005). Even though the prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia has declined in the last three to four decades, it continues to be a major health concern for low-income infants and toddlers in the United States (Crowel et al., 2005). Research has connected iron-deficiency in early childhood with an increased risk for developmental delays (Crowel et al., 2005). Most clinicians reported that all parents were advised to orally give medication to children with anemia; however for low-income families administering iron was not a priority (Crowel et al., 2005). Iron deficiency anemia was seen as a minor issue for many low-income parents, because it is a struggle for them to even financially support their families and ultimately parents regularly have the means to provide the medication for their children (Crowel et al., 2005). Not only does research support that iron deficiency causes delays for young children, but some previous research also suggests other health risks may link to development. Welsch,
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