Journal article

Early developmental screening and intervention for high-risk neonates - From research to clinical benefits

Alicia Jane Spittle, Peter John Anderson, Sarah Jane Tapawan, Lex William Doyle, Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong

SEMINARS IN FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

With advances in neonatal care there has been an increase in survival rates for infants born very preterm and/or with complex needs, such as those who require major surgery, who may not have survived decades ago. Despite advances in survival, these infants remain at high-risk for a range of neurodevelopmental delays and/or impairments including motor, cognitive and emotional/behavioural challenges. Research has improved our ability to identify which infants are at high-risk of developmental delay and/or impairments, and there is mounting evidence that early interventions can improve outcomes of these infants. However, clinical practice varies throughout the world regarding recommendations fo..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence #1060733; Career Development Fellowship #1141354 to JC; Career Development Fellowship #1108714 to AS), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.