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Jul 2, 2019

Preterm birth e-learning resource - Calling all teachers and those who work with children!


Professor Samantha Johnson, Professor of Child Development from the University of Leicester and her research team have been researching the effects of preterm births, they have designed an eLearning resource for teachers (you can find the Link to below) Samantha is going to do a presentation for us in the Autumn so watch this space for more information.

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Posted by: Trisha

Calling all teachers and those who work with children!

 

Professor Samantha Johnson, Professor of Child Development from the University of Leicester and her research team have been researching the effects of preterm births, they have designed an eLearning resource for teachers (you can find the Link to below) Samantha is going to do a presentation for us in the Autumn so watch this space for more information.

 

Children born preterm are at increased risk for cognitive, motor, attention and social-emotional problems, ADHD and for poor performance at school. We have therefore developed a new e-learning resource for education professionals to help improve support offered for preterm born children at school.

 

The resource was co-designed with parents of children born preterm, young adults who were born preterm themselves, educational psychologists and teachers and comprises evidence-based information about what preterm birth is, how it may affect children's development and learning, and what can be done to support these children in the classroom.

 

We have evaluated the resource and have shown that it significantly improves education professionals' knowledge of outcomes following preterm birth and their confidence in supporting preterm born children in the classroom. The results of this study are published here in BMJ Open: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/9/6/e029720.full.pdf

The e-learning resource is freely available for use and can be accessed at: www.pretermbirth.info

The Times Educational Supplement (TES) published a podcast and article about the resource and about the educational needs of preterm born children more broadly. This can be accessed here:

https://www.tes.com/news/should-teachers-be-told-if-pupil-was-born-preterm