On Friday 14 July 2017, an interdisciplinary conference was held at Birmingham City University to raise awareness and highlight current research on this topic.
The slides are now available http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/stories/born-early
Also the keynote given by Dr Susan Foster-Cohen from the Champion Centre in New Zealand can be watched below:
This article by Professor Carpenter and Jo Egerton describes many of the challenges that educators face in teaching this rapidly emerging groups of students in the education system.
Prematurity article Apr 2015
Teachers need to be vigilant in monitoring children born prematurely.
This news clip from BBC Scotland highlights the importance of understanding how premature birth can impact on a child’s learning , and effective schooling.
Dr Nashwa Matta attended the Conference on this topic in London , in 2013, organised by the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education.
Upon her return to her post in Scotland she took the initiative to organise her own Conference to stimulate thought and debate across Professional groups on this rapidly emerging topic.
Maybe others could follow her lead?
Reports and resources on educating the prematurely born child can be found on this website using the ‘prematurity’ tag
Barry Carpenter and Jo Egerton provide an introduction to the impact of Prematurity on Learning
The impact of prematurity on special educational needs
The article on pages 1 -6 of the Special Education Resource Journal ( Special Issue), documents research carried out in a Primary Classroom, as part of the National DfE funded Project on Children with Complex learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Professor Carpenter presents the work with the Primary Class Teacher, Debbie Wiggett, and two members of the CLDD Project Research Team, Bev Cockbill and Jo Egerton.
The article can be accessed through this link
Implications of new DfE Guidance for children born Prematurely
Professor Carpenter’s response to the Advice given by the DfE, published in Children and Young People now, can be on their website.
The original advice from the DfE can be found on the DfE Website
This recent article in the NASEN publication ‘Special’ by Professor Barry Carpenter and Jo Egerton focuses on the leadership challenges faced when meeting the needs of learners with complex needs
An article from ‘Children and Young People Now’ about the changes needed to teaching to support premature babies.
On Tuesday 14th May, 2013, as part of a seminar in the Houses of Parliament, Professor Carpenter, co founder of the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, launched a Statement on behalf of the Forum, calling for better educational planning , resources and provision. The Statement is intended as a catalyst for debate and informed decision making, and calls for further research into teaching and learning for this group of children, whose numbers rise annually. The Statement was presented to Fabian Hamilton , MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Education Group .Dr Rona Tutt , also a co founder of the Forum , and a past President of the NAHT, also presented at the seminar with particular reference to past SEND legislation , and the current Children and Families Bill.
Prematurity Position statement
Press release on Statement May 2013 FINAL