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Intelligence (IQ) throughout childhood to adulthood is impacted if born small for gestational age

People born small for gestational age (SGA) have a lower IQ throughout development, however the differences in IQ to those born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) reduce by adulthood. The effects of SGA on IQ are nearly as large as being born into lower socio-economic status or receiving poor parenting in infancy.

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 08:50 | Tags: psychology, Adolescents, Adolescence, parenting, preterm babies, Sciences

Preterm children have similar temperament to children who were institutionally deprived

A child’s temperament is affected by the early stages of their life. Researchers from the University of Warwick, the University of Tennessee, University of Southampton and Kings College London have found children who were born very preterm (under 32 weeks gestation) or very low birthweight (under 1500g) had similar temperamental difficulties in controlling their impulses, to children who experienced institutional deprivation.

Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10:19 | Tags: psychology, preterm babies, childhood development, Sciences