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Regulatory competence and social communication in term and preterm infants at 12 months corrected age. Results from a randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  21908049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Temperamental regulatory competence and social communication in term and preterm infants at 12 months corrected age was studied in a randomized controlled intervention trial aimed at enhancing maternal sensitive responsiveness. Surviving infants <2000g from a geographically defined area were randomized to an intervention (71) or a control group (69), and compared with term infants (74). The intervention was a modified version of the "Mother-Infant Transaction Program". Regulatory competence was measured with the Infant Behavior Questionnaire, and social communication with the Early Social Communication Scales. Preterm intervention infants with low regulatory competence had higher responding to joint attention than preterm control infants. A sensitizing intervention may moderate the association between temperament and social communication, and thus allow an alternative functional outlet for preterm infants low in regulatory competence. The finding may have implications for conceptualizations of the role of early sensitizing interventions in promoting important developmental outcomes for premature infants.
Authors:
Kåre S Olafsen; John A Rønning; Bjørn Helge Handegård; Stein Erik Ulvund; Lauritz Bredrup Dahl; Per Ivar Kaaresen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
RKBU North, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway; National Network for the Study of Infant Mental Health, The Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, Oslo, Norway.
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