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ERIC Number: EJ935380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Self-Regulation: A New Perspective on Learning Problems Experienced by Children Born Extremely Preterm
Lynn, Lisa N.; Cuskelly, Monica; O'Callaghan, Michael J.; Gray, Peter H.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v11 p1-10 2011
Survival rates are increasing for children born extremely preterm, yet despite the majority of these children having IQ scores within the average range, 50-70% of these children have later school difficulties. This paper reviews factors associated with academic difficulties in these children, emphasizing the contributions of executive functions (EF) and self-regulation. The roles of EF are examined separately, and also under the unifying construct of self-regulation; that is, the integration of various behavioural, cognitive, and affective elements. Improving self-regulatory skills could moderate the negative effects of EF deficits and inform interventions to improve the educational outcomes of these children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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