ERIC Number: EJ1173206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
What Are the Outcomes for Children Born Preterm and How Can Interventions Meet Their Needs?
Educational Psychology in Practice, v34 n2 p195-207 2018
Recent medical advancements have resulted in improved survival rates for "preterm" children, born before 37 weeks gestation. However, this population remains vulnerable to adverse physiological, neurological and emotional outcomes. Research suggests that the professionals involved with them as they enter and progress through school, such as teachers and educational psychologists (EPs), have limited knowledge of the vulnerabilities of children born preterm. Using a bio-psychosocial approach, this paper gives an overview of some common outcomes for children born preterm and makes suggestions for evidence-based interventions aimed at minimising adverse outcomes. Particular attention is paid to holistic environmental interventions, to which the EP might contribute and advise, including classroom moderations, a focus on play and language, and the potential value of delayed school entry.
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Holistic Approach, Educational Psychology, Needs, Classroom Environment, Play, Language, School Entrance Age, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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