In the research world, the most promising interventions for premmies are those that strengthen parent-child relationships.


the LATEST RESEARCH says see these children early

I knew at ReadyStepGrow I could see children earlier than I could in any other service.
— Katherine Sanchez (PhD candidate and ReadyStepGrow Speech Pathologist)

Did you know? Parents of prems are 3 times more likely to suffer anxiety & depression.

ReadyStepGrow has developed a comprehensive program using best practice that focuses both on parent well-being and child development. 

Did you know? Prems are 50% chance of developmental challenges & delays. 

ReadyStepGrow empowers parents with knowledge about early learning & development & monitors prems through the challenges they face from a social & emotional perspective.


using recent research

  1. Pace, C, 2016. Evolution of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Parents of Very Preterm Infants During the Newborn Period. JAMA Pediatrics, 170/9, 863-870.
  2. Potijk, M, 2012. Higher rates of behavioural and emotional problems at preschool age in children born moderately preterm. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97, 112-117.
  3. Colditz, P, 2015. Prem Baby Triple P: a randomised controlled trial of enhanced parenting capacity to improve developmental outcomes in preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics, 15.
  4. Sanchez, K, 2016. Oromotor Feeding in Children Born Before 30 Weeks' Gestation and Term-Born Peers at 12 Months' Corrected Age. The Journal of Pediatrics, (early online).