Social-Communicative Abilities in Young High-Risk Preterm Children
Authors: De Groote, Isabel; Roeyers, Herbert; Warreyn, Petra
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Volume 18, Number 2, June 2006 , pp. 183-200(18)
Abstract:The social-communicative abilities of a high-risk preterm (n=25) and a full-term group (n=19) were assessed at the age of two, using a standardized observation schedule (ADOS-G; Lord et al., 1999). The preterm children could be described as “high risk” in terms of their low gestational age and/or severe neonatal problems. They had significantly higher scores than their full-term peers, indicating less optimally developed social, communicative, and initiating joint attention abilities. Additionally, preterm children who had infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) at birth had significantly less optimally developed communicative abilities than preterm children without IRDS.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Email: Isabel.Degroote@UGent.be
Publication date: June 1, 2006