News

The latest news and developments from members of the PriME team.

Calling all Parents of Summer-born or Preterm Children

1 July 2016 - We are interested in learning about your opinions on delaying your child's school entry for a year.

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Briefing notes and recommendations now available

7 March 2016 - The final report on the impact of preterm birth on mathematics achievement and schooling is now available for download

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Follow our researchers on twitter

Follow our researchers on twitter for the latest news about premature birth and mathematics.

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Expert in preterm birth writes commentary about the PRiME Study survey

5 May 2015 - Dr Charlotte Huddy has written a commentary on the results of the PriME survey of teachers' knowledge of preterm birth, highlighting the needs of premature children in school.

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Expert writes commentary about recent PRiME Study paper on delayed school entry

5 May 2015 - An expert in the United States has written a commentary on a PriME paper discussing whether the new information about delayed school entry should be used to change current school policies.

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PriME study team present results at an international conference

30 April 2015 - PriME Study researchers, Dr Samantha Johnson and Professor Dieter Wolke, recently attended the Pediatric Academic Societies conference in San Diego USA to present the results of our latest work entitled 'Preterm birth and adult wealth: Mathematics skills count.'

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Delayed school entry associated with poorer performance at 8

20 February 2015 - A new paper from the PriME team suggests that delayed school entry is associated with poorer performance in standardized tests of reading, writing, mathematics, and attention at age 8 years.

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What do teachers know about preterm birth?

16 January 2015 - A new paper from the PriME team entitled "The long-term consequences of preterm birth: what do teachers know?" has just been published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

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Mathematics difficulties in very preterm children

21 November 2014 - New research by PRIME Study researchers Dr Johnson and Dr Gilmore shows that the mathematics difficulties of preterm children are related to memory and visuospatial abilities, not problems understanding numbers.

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EPICure study featured on Channel 4 News

19 November 2014 - To coincide with World Prematurity Day, Channel 4 News broadcast a feature on EPICure study participant Ewan Mackay. After being born extremely premature Ewan shares his experience of being part of the EPICure study since birth and interviews Professor Neil Marlow.

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World Prematurity Day

17 November 2014 - Today is World Prematurity Day!

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Profile on PriME researcher Dr Julia Jäkel

15 October 2014 - New article in Rubin Science Magazine covers Dr Jäkel's work on the cognitive abilities of preterm children.

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Prolonged neonatal medical treatment may lead to impairments in mathematic tasks

15 October - PriME study researchers have published a new paper in Early Human Development investigating the pathways to preterm children's maths difficulties.

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Maternal sensitivity, low birth weight, and academic achievement

15 October 2014 - A new paper in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows the importance of sensitive parenting for low birthweight children's school achievement.

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Inattention problems more likely in very preterm children

20 May 2014 - The latest research from PriME researchers Dr Samantha Johnson and Dr Camilla Gilmore and colleagues suggests very preterm children (born at less than 32 weeks gestation) may have particular difficulties with attention at school, and that raising teachers’ awareness of inattention problems may be advantageous in enabling them to identify very preterm children who may benefit from intervention.

Inattention problems more likely in very preterm children - Read More…

Improving neurodevelopmental follow-up rates

9 April 2014 - New research by PriME researcher Dr Samantha Johnson and colleagues suggests telephone interviews and online questionnaires can be a useful tool in improving neurodevelopmental follow-up rates.

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New multiple births paper from PriME researcher

9 April 2014 - New research by Dr Samantha Johnson and colleagues at the University of Leicester examines the relationships between the incidence and mortality of multiple births and socioeconomic deprivation and maternal age.

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Preterm children at increased risk of having maths problems

21 March 2014 - PriME researchers have found that preterm children are at an increased risk of having general cognitive and mathematic problems.

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PriME researchers involved in new study

18 November 2013 - PriME researchers Professor Wolke and Dr Johnson are involved in a new study of the long-term effects of premature birth.

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