Effects of Early Intervention on the Language of Mexican and Galician Preterm Infants

  1. Jackson-Maldonado, Donna 1
  2. Miguel Perez-Pereira 5
  3. Gloria Avecilla Ramirez 1
  4. Lauren M Cycyk 4
  5. Melissa Calderon Carrillo 1
  6. Jose Luis Fernandez-Trisac 2
  7. Maria Luisa Gonzalez-Duran 3
  1. 1 Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

    Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

    Santiago de Querétaro, México

    ROR https://ror.org/00v8fdc16

  2. 2 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Coruna, A Coruna, Spain
  3. 3 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Galicia, Spain
  4. 4 University of Oregon
  5. 5 Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Journal of Neonatology & Clinical Pediatrics

ISSN: 2378-878X

Ano de publicación: 2017

Volume: 4

Número: 1

Páxinas: 1-9

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.24966/NCP-878X/100018 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Journal of Neonatology & Clinical Pediatrics


The study of preterm infants has increased considerably over the last decade due to the fact that more babies survive because of advances in the medical field. There has been interest in the development of this population as children born prematurely are at risk for cognitive, motor and linguistic development. Little research is available about the impact of motor or language intervention on late preterm infants. The goals of this study are to compare vocabulary comprehension and production in 3 groups of 10 month-old preterm infants in Spain and Mexico who have received different types of early intervention to full term infants. Results show strong effects of early intervention mostly for vocabulary comprehension principally for the group who received motor and language intervention. It is suggested that early language intervention has positive effects on language outcomes in preterm infants.