publication . Article . 1993

A Longitudinal Study

Rickards, A. L.; Kitchen, W. H.; Lex Doyle; Ford, G. W.; Kelly, E. A.; Callanan, C.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1993 Journal: Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, volume 14, page 363???368 (issn: 0196-206X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
ABSTRACT. Cognition, school performance, and behavior were assessed at 8 years of age in 132 very low birth weight (VLBW) children free of major sensorineural impairments, and the results were contrasted with a randomly selected control group of normal birth weight (NBW) children. Considering their fragile beginnings, the majority of VLBW children were developing normally and were reading and performing in most academic and social areas as well as the NBW children. However, VLBW children were significantly inferior to NBW children on tests of cognition, including tests of intelligence and visual memory, and on teacher's reports of motor skills and initiative. In...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Motor skill, Developmental psychology, Coping (psychology), Longitudinal study, Cognition, Psychology, Low birth weight, medicine.symptom, medicine, Birth weight, Visual memory, Cognitive development
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