ERIC Number: EJ635006
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Neurodevelopmental Outcome of ECMO Survivors at Five Years of Age: The Potential for Academic and Motor Difficulties.
Langenbacher, Deborah; Nield, Toni; Poulsen, Marie Kanne
Journal of Special Education, v35 n3 p156-60 Fall 2001
This study examined the cognitive and motor functioning of 52 survivors of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at age 5. Ten percent were diagnosed with mental retardation, while an additional 12 percent presented other disabilities. A common pattern of specific vulnerabilities in cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, and motor planning abilities suggest early evaluation for learning disabilities for ECMO survivors. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Case Studies of Students with Severe Reading Disabilities.