Attention problems in very low birth weight preschoolers: are new screening measures needed for this special population?
Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)
PROBLEM: Children born prematurely have been shown to have a range of problems that often result in delayed academic achievement. METHODS: The current study assessed both attention problem scores (Child Behavior Checklist) and actual performance on tasks tapping three attention networks in a sample of children (n = 94) born with very low birth weights (VLBW; < or = 1500 grams). FINDINGS: Attention problem scores were extremely low and did not predict children's actual attention performance. CONCLUSIONS: A body of research is developing that suggests VLBW children may have specific, yet subtle, attention problems that may differ from those of other children.
- Davis, DW; Burns, B; Snyder, E; Robinson, J
- May 2007
- Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing : Official Publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc
Volume / Issue
- 20 / 2
Start / End Page
- 74 - 85
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