Neuropsychological Evaluation of High-Risk Children from Birth to Seven Years of Age

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Author list: Cruz JN, Laynez C, Quintana FC, Garcia MP
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP): STM Journals
Publication year: 2012
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 1
Start page: 101
End page: 111
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 1138-7416
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


High Risk Children (HRC) are those with an increased risk of abnormal development due to any factor affecting neurological growth. Those factors have been the focus of most studies in this area. However, little is known about their long-term consequences over the course of child development Objectives: the goal was to study the cognitive, emotional and academic outcomes of 7-year-old children diagnosed as HRC at birth. Method: We compared 14 HRC and 20 healthy children using the WISC-IV, BASC and Brunet-Lezine tests. Results: HRC showed cognitive, emotional and academic deficits compared with healthy children. However, Brunet-Lezine scores obtained over the course of development (6, 12, 18 and 24 months) were not predictive of the children's' current psychological status. Conclusions: long-term fellow-up with HRC should be maintained until 7 years of age. at which point an appropriate treatment should be implemented.


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