Table 1

Adverse neurocognitive outcomes observed after very preterm birth

Early outcomes (to 2 years)School age outcomes
Low developmental scoresCognitive impairment
Cerebral palsyMotor impairment (clumsiness)
BlindnessVisual-spatial/perceptual problems
DeafnessAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Transient dystoniaPsychiatric symptoms
Feeding difficultiesOcular impairments
Delayed language skillsPoor auditory discrimination
Special educational needs