The Premature Child Cognitive Development in Premature Infants
Fleur Lejeune teaches at the University of Geneva’s Clinical Psychology and Child Neuropsychology Unit. She has a doctorate in cognitive sciences, psychology and neurocognition.
Edouard Gentaz is a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Geneva and a senior research fellow at the Laboratory of Psychology and Neurocognition at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
The number of premature births has risen significantly in recent years, especially in industrialised nations.
This book provides a synthesis of the extensive research now being carried out on the development of preterm infants: are their brains less developed than the brains of other newborns? Do babies born prematurely have significant developmental problems?
The authors describe existing methods of lessening the risks for premature infants and optimising their future development. They also examine the benefits and limits of such methods.
• A thorough summary of research findings on the development of premature infants.
• Clear information for parents on neonatal development and follow-up.
• An indispensable work for students of psychology and medicine, as well as for healthcare professionals working with young children (nurses, teachers, speech therapists, paediatricians, physicians, childcare workers).