ERIC Number: EJ938200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Is There Any Such a Thing as a Low-Risk Preemie?
Wallin, Christine M.
Zero to Three (J), v24 n2 p26-30 Nov 2003
New research on premature babies shows that even infants born relatively late in gestation and with few complications have a significantly higher incidence of mild developmental delays and learning problems than the general population, difficulties that often remain undiagnosed until school age. The author argues that follow-up for all premature babies is important because many motor, language, and cognitive delays are difficult to detect except by experienced professionals. All premature infants and toddlers should be eligible for early intervention services. All families with premature infants should receive education, individualized anticipatory guidance, and support, whether from early intervention or follow-up clinics.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Early Intervention, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Developmental Delays, Health Needs, Health Services, Clinical Diagnosis, Toddlers, Family Programs, Disease Incidence, At Risk Persons
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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