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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).