Language development in children exposed to cocaine in utero: A longitudinal perspective

Emmalee S. Bandstra, C. E. Morrow, A. L. Vogel, V. H. Accornero, A. Y. Ofir, J. C. Anthony

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This article summarizes available scientific information on the effect of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy on child language development. An overview is presented of the study design and language results from the Miami Prenatal Cocaine Study, a longitudinal investigation involving a large single-site cohort of prenatally cocaine-exposed children enrolled at birth. Findings are discussed in the context of current literature on the impact of in utero cocaine exposure on language development. While emphasis is placed on English-based studies, it is hoped that this update will stimulate future cross-linguistic investigations of the impact of in utero exposure to drugs of abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


  • Cocaine
  • Expressive language
  • In utero cocaine exposure
  • Language
  • Receptive language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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