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Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great.
Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress.

In brief: Yes

This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great.
Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, this seems to be the case.
However it is not definite that if a child was born prematurely they will have learning difficulties. This is something that needs to be followed over the course of years prior to and then during school. There are times when an infant is severely premature but will not have any learning problems.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, this seems to be the case.
However it is not definite that if a child was born prematurely they will have learning difficulties. This is something that needs to be followed over the course of years prior to and then during school. There are times when an infant is severely premature but will not have any learning problems.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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