The evolution of language development with premature babies and the role of speech language pathologists within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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dc.contributor.advisor McGrath, Melissa
dc.contributor.author Roth, Alana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-01T13:59:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-01T13:59:27Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05
dc.identifier.other A-360
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199687
dc.description.abstract Within the United States, prematurity is one of the number one threats to newborn infants. Fortunately, there has been a significant increase in the types of medical technology available to this fragile population. Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) around the world have been able to dramatically increase the survival rates of these babies that are born as early as 22-23 weeks gestation. This is something that was totally unheard of as little as 15 years ago within the medical community. The following information is to inform the reader about what classifies prematurity, the transformations that have occurred within NICUs around the country within the last few years, advice for new parents of premature infants, as well as identifying places to go for help and educational resources. This article also outlines the specific role that a speech language pathologist will play while working with this delicate population. While many do not think that speech and communication is something to worry about at a young age, early intervention is crucial when working with this population. Providing a language rich environment from the very beginning is vital for the future academic success of these children. Babies are a special gift, and they deserve to have every opportunity open and available to them. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Speech disorders in children.
dc.title The evolution of language development with premature babies and the role of speech language pathologists within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1775252


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