Preemies and Brain Development: A New Study Says They Catch up by the Teen Years
Babies who are born prematurely are monitored closely to track their development, especially their cognitive development, as they grow. A new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics has found that most of these babies, by the time they are teens, are able to perform in cognitive tests as well as teens who were born at full term. The study found that the family and social environment a child is raised in is far more predictive than their gestational age at birth.
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