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Developmental lags in preterm infants from one to three years of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6354629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assessments of play, sensorimotor, language, and general developmental skills were administered to 20 preterm and 20 full-term infants at comparable corrected and postnatal ages in 5 sessions during the second and third years of life. Clear effects of biological maturity on play and sensorimotor skills were demonstrated at 13 1/2 months, and less pervasive effects remained at 22 months. Furthermore, the preterm infants were significantly delayed in sensorimotor, personal-social, and gross motor abilities at 13 1/2 months and in language abilities at 22 months beyond that predicted by biological maturity alone. While these deficits were mostly overcome by 3 years, the preterm infants performed somewhat more poorly on visual information-processing tasks. This investigation demonstrated that the development of representational abilities as manifested in play and sensorimotor behaviors was clearly related to corrected age rather than postnatal age.
J A Ungerer; M Sigman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-20     Completed Date:  1983-12-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1217-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Play and Playthings
Psychomotor Performance
Grant Support
1 F32 07550-01//PHS HHS; MH 33815/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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