A Preemie Child
|By: Allison Martin|
|Preemie-child is a email support listserv for parents of children who were born prematurely and are now 4 years or older. Children who are born very prematurely may continue to have disabilities and/or special needs which require attention as they enter school and society. The mailing list brings together this small (but growing) group of families for support as we learn from each other's experiences.|
Books on some of the potential long term impacts of prematurity
Long term effects of prematurity for each child are almost as variable as individual personalities can be. One of the popular activities for parents on the preemie-child mailing list is finding similarities in our children due to prematurity - especially intriguing are similarities that we previously thought were individual idiosyncrasies. The next step, for me, has been to start to gather resources on the some of the areas of commonality, so that parents on the mailing list and parents of younger children can find answers to issues that as they begin to surface.
This month I'd like to provide short reviews of books that best address some of the broader areas of potential long term impacts of prematurity. I would love to hear your suggestions for other books which would be helpful for parents of older preemies (please jot a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org ). The complete reviews of these and other books can be found on the preemie-child website at this address: http://www.comeunity.com/dbooklist.html
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