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Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 38(8):627-637, October 2017
We analyzed follow-up data at age 10 years from children who participated in the Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns Study - also known as a the ELGAN study. Complete data were available from 668 children who were born at less than 28 weeks gestation and who did not have intellectual disability at age 10. We found that about 30% of these children had low achievement in math, reading, or both. As predicted, the rate of having a Math Learning Disability was twice as high as having a Reading Learning Disability. The pattern of deficits on neuropsychological tests varied as a function of learning disability type. Click here to read the article.
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