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
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