- What is prematurity and what causes it?
- What are the symptoms of prematurity?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for other family members or future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- Why is “Tummy Time” or the prone position so important for my infant?
- What is ROP and what screening is necessary?
- How long should my infant be on breast milk or formula?
- How long does my infant need to be on NeoSure (or EnfaCare)?
- My child is doing well after her stay in the NICU. Why do we have to keep coming? Can’t my family practitioner do the evaluation?
My child is doing well after her stay in the NICU. Why do we have to keep coming? Can’t my family practitioner do the evaluation?
Family Support for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NCHAM)
Extensive compilation of resources and sources of support for families that have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing; National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management.
Taking Your Preemie Home (KidsHealth)
Information to help parents transition from NICU to home care.
Supporting You and Your Preemie/Reaching Milestones (AAP) ( 824 KB)
Helps parents of preemies to understand important milestones to watch for at each age; American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes, and National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
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Lists state contacts for Early Intervention (Part C) agencies offered by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center).
Baby Watch Early Intervention Locations (UDOH)
Baby Watch locations throughout Utah providing early intervention programs; Utah Department of Health.
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Autism (CDC)
Includes fact sheets, growth charts, and waiting room and exam posters, as part of the campaign for early identification and diagnosis of autism and other developmental disabilities; National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Center for Parent Information and Resources Locator
Parent Centers are for families with a child who has a disability, as well as the professionals who work with them.
Utah Parent Center
A non-profit organization that provides training, information, referral, and assistance to parents of children and youth with all disabilities including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral, and emotional. Staff consists primarily of parents of children and youth with disabilities.
Tips for Encouraging Speech and Language Development (Pathways.org) ( 466 KB)
Two-page brochure with speech and hearing milestones and tips for assisting with their development.
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|Lead Author:||Jennifer Goldman-Luthy, MD, MRP, FAAP - 3/2015|
|Reviewing Author:||Sarah Winter, MD - 12/2014|
|Content Last Updated:||12/2015|
Hintz SR, Kendrick DE, Wilson-Costello DE, Das A, Bell EF, Vohr BR, Higgins RD.
Early-childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes are not improving for infants born at <25 weeks' gestational age.
Pediatrics. 2011;127(1):62-70. PubMed abstract / Full Text
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes.
Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention.
Washington DC: National Academies Press; 2007. 978-0-309-10159-2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11362/
The extensive report provides information on risk factors and suggested strategies to reduce preterm births. PMID: 20669423
Mikkola K, Ritari N, Tommiska V, Salokorpi T, Lehtonen L, Tammela O, Pääkkönen L, Olsen P, Korkman M, Fellman V.
Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age of a national cohort of extremely low birth weight infants who were born in 1996-1997.
Pediatrics. 2005;116(6):1391-400. PubMed abstract
Toilet Training Made Semi-Easy.
the Down Syndrome: Health Issues site; (1996) http://www.ds-health.com/train.htm. Accessed on 02/22/05.
Offers toilet training suggestions specific for children with Down syndrome.