Special Needs of Premature Babies
Many premature babies will have special needs once they reach school. Learning disabilities are common in children who were premature at birth.
FAQs on Early Intervention
Early intervention is a group of services provided to young children who have developmental delays or who are at risk. Learn more about early intervention including what services are provided and how to receive services for your child.
Early Intervention - Did Your Child Use Early Intervention
Early intervention can help premature babies catch up to their full term peers. Parents share their stories and experiences with early intervention.
Should You Worry About Your Preemie?
Premature babies often have special needs or are at risk for developmental delays. About.com's Guide to Special Needs put together this great article to help parents decide whether their children's quirks are a sign of trouble.
Early Childhood Intervention
Early childhood intervention (ECI) programs can help premature babies with special needs to achieve their optimal growth and development. This article defines ECI and offers links to state agencies.
Choosing a Pediatrician for Your Preemie with Special Needs
Having the right doctor can make parenting a child with special needs less stressful. Before choosing a pediatrician for your child, weigh these factors suggested by About.com's guide to special needs.
Giftedness and Premature Birth
A premature child, even one with developmental delays, may be intellectually gifted. About.com's Guide to Gifted Children helps parents understand what signs of giftedness premature infants may display.
Preemie Development and Special Needs
A collection of articles and resources regarding the special needs of premature infants.