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Low‐birthweight Children at Early School‐age: A Longitudinal Study
TLDR
Eighty‐seven per cent of a cohort of 299 low‐birthweight infants (2000g) were examined at age 6 years 8 months, together with 111 control children, and information about another 13 LBW children was obtained by questionnaire.
Abnormal Neurologic Signs in the First Year of Life in Low‐birthweight Infants: Possible Prognostic Significance
  • C. Drillien
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Developmental medicine and child neurology
  • 1 October 1972
TLDR
It is suggested that transient dystonia in the first year of life may be indicative of minimal brain dysfunction and be prognostic of this syndrome at later ages.
Predictive Value of Screening for Different Areas of Development
TLDR
It is suggested that more thorough developmental and neurological assessments, at less frequent intervals, than is common in most screening programmes would facilitate identification of (and intervention for) preschool neurodevelopmental disability among children at risk of early schooling problems.
The incidence of mental and physical handicaps in school-age children of very low birth weight.
Fifty children of a total of 97 whose weight at birth was 3 lb (1,360 gm) or less, born in two Edinburgh hospitals between 1948 and 1960, have now passed their fifth birthday, the statutory age for
Growth and Development in a Group of Children of Very Low Birth Weight
  • C. Drillien
  • Medicine
    Archives of disease in childhood
  • 1 February 1958
TLDR
It appears that the effect of prematurity on later growth and development may be seriously underestimated if the sample studied contains an undue proportion of small but mature infants.
Development screening and the child with special needs : a population study of 5000 children
TLDR
This book is essential reading for all concerned with the planning or implementation of screening and surveillance programs for preschool children, and should finally answer the question of whether or not screening is worth while.
The incidence of mental and physical handicaps in school age children of very low birth weight. II.
Data are presented relating to 50 children whose weight at birth was 3 lb (1,360 gm) or less and who have now passed their fifth birthday, the statutory age for school entrance in Scotland. The
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