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Language Development in Preterm Children

This research investigates the ways in which preterm birth affects how very young children learn to speak and understand language, and how older children gain efficiency in language processing. The investigators observe how children at different ages learn new words and comprehend familiar words, how they communicate effectively with others, and how they use both linguistic and non-linguistic skills in problem-solving. All of the activities in the investigators' studies are designed to be age-appropriate and fun for children.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


Inclusion Criteria:

   - <33 weeks gestation

   - <1800 grams at birth

   - currently ≤ 18 months

Exclusion Criteria:

   - an active seizure disorder (afebrile seizure within the last year) and/or
   anticonvulsant medication use

   - central nervous system infections, revisions or other complications of a
   ventriculoperitoneal shunt for treatment for hydrocephalus, and/or congenital

   - history of a sensori-neural hearing loss, defined as 4-tone pure-tone average > 25

   - visual impairments

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - 18 Months

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305