Learning disabilities in extremely low birth weight children and neurodevelopmental profiles at preschool age

Chiara Squarza, Odoardo Picciolini, Laura Gardon, Maria L. Giannì, Alessandra Murru, Silvana Gangi, Ivan Cortinovis, Silvano Milani, Fabio Mosca

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Abstract

At school age extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and extremely low gestational age (ELGAN) children are more likely to show Learning Disabilities (LDs) and difficulties in emotional regulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of LDs at school age and to detect neurodevelopmental indicators of risk for LDs at preschool ages in a cohort of ELBW/ELGAN children with broadly average intelligence. All consecutively newborns 2001-2006 admitted to the same Institution entered the study. Inclusion criteria were BW <1000 g and/or GA <28 weeks. Exclusion criteria were severe cerebral injuries, neurosensory disabilities, genetic abnormalities, and/or a Developmental Quotient below normal limits (

Original languageEnglish
Article number998
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume7
Issue numberJUN
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2016

Keywords

  • Extremely low birth weight
  • Griffiths scales
  • Learning disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental profile
  • School outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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