Principal Investigator: Paul Marques
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
(7/1/1998 - 12/31/2002) Proposal Abstract
The purpose of this project is to determine the extent to which known levels of late trimester cocaine-exposure contribute to the developmental status of nine-year-old children. A longitudinal follow up on children with known exposure levels will be examined relative to a group of children who were not exposed to cocaine and who are matched on gender, age of mother and SES. The developmental status and school behavior of the children will be studied in conjunction with environmental variables thought to be important factors in both early birth and later developmental outcomes in order to assess the relative importance of cocaine-exposure as one of the determinants of developmental status.