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If a child was born premature can they end up with a learning disability?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: More likely
The more premature a baby is, the higher the risk for learning, behavior, or attention problems.

In brief: More likely
The more premature a baby is, the higher the risk for learning, behavior, or attention problems.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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4 doctors agree
In brief: How Premature?
Depends on how premature the baby was, the circumstances of the birth itself and how the infant progressed after birth.
Prematurity does not always equate with a disability.

In brief: How Premature?
Depends on how premature the baby was, the circumstances of the birth itself and how the infant progressed after birth.
Prematurity does not always equate with a disability.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure
They can also be normal or bright.
If their birth/NICU course is complicated we worry about outcome but most of the survivors do pretty well. My smallest survivor, 14 oz @ birth just graduated from the Honors program at Baylor a few years ago. Prepare for whatever outcome comes, but don't give up on these babies.

In brief: Sure
They can also be normal or bright.
If their birth/NICU course is complicated we worry about outcome but most of the survivors do pretty well. My smallest survivor, 14 oz @ birth just graduated from the Honors program at Baylor a few years ago. Prepare for whatever outcome comes, but don't give up on these babies.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Yes
There is an increase in incidence of learning problems among prematurely born infants than full term infants.
Fortunately there are services available to assist these children in school.

In brief: Yes
There is an increase in incidence of learning problems among prematurely born infants than full term infants.
Fortunately there are services available to assist these children in school.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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