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New preterm birth e-learning resource for education professionals

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​A new preterm birth e-learning resource for education professionals has been released.

The e-learning resource can be accessed for free using this web link:

The e-learning resource was co-designed with teachers, educational psychologists, parents of children born preterm, and young adults who were born preterm themselves and comprises evidence-based information about what preterm birth is, how it may affect children's development and learning, and what can be done to support them in the classroom.

The resource has been evaluated and been shown to significantly improve teachers' knowledge of outcomes following preterm birth and their confidence in supporting preterm born children in the classroom. Read about the study here

Samantha Johnson, Professor of child development at the University of Leicester, has also recorded a TES podcast about the resource and about the educational needs of preterm born children more broadly. This can be accessed here.

Please email Professor Johnson at if you would like any further information about the resource.

First published 20 June 2019