Factors influencing language development in preterm infants.

  title={Factors influencing language development in preterm infants.},
  author={Regina M. Cusson},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={32 3},
  • Regina M. Cusson
  • Published 2003 in
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal…
OBJECTIVE To examine factors influencing preterm infant language development. DESIGN Longitudinal. SETTING Infants were seen for developmental follow-up at 7, 13, and 26 months corrected age in the school of nursing. PARTICIPANTS The sample consisted of 43 mothers and their preterm infants who were below 2,000 g and 36 weeks gestation at birth. More than 88% of the sample were from lower social classes. Seventy-three percent of the sample was African American and 27% was White. MAIN… CONTINUE READING

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