Prism study

Prism study PRISM stands for PRemature Infants Skills in Mathematics. The children who will take part in the study will now be 8-9 years-old.

Each year, around 10,000 babies are born very premature (before 32 weeks of gestation or more than 8 weeks before the due date) in England. Being born so early can have long lasting effects on a child’s development, particularly on children’s learning and achievement in school. We are a group of researchers who are working to find out about any lasting effects children born premature may experienc

e, so that we can try to make helpful programmes for this group of children. We are specifically interested in understanding how children who were born very prematurely get on in school, and we are focusing on maths. We want to assess maths skills in approximately 80 children who were born very premature and 80 children who were born around their due-date (called full term).


Is your school Prem Aware?

Through training, awareness and feedback, The Smallest Things Prem Aware Award supports schools to help children born prematurely.

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Calling all teachers 📣

Did you know that on average two to three children in every classroom were born prematurely?
And that while being born early does not mean a child will have special educational needs (SEN), it does increase the chances?

Our Award Scheme, through the FREE Online PRISM training, supports teachers and schools to better understand how prematurity can affect development, to recognise additional learning needs and helps all children born prematurely to reach their full potential. 🟣

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