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Children with neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia are not as school ready as their peers

Children with neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia are not as school ready as their peers
Children with neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia are not as school ready as their peers
Abstract
Aim: We aimed to determine whether children with neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) differ from their peers on measures of fine motor skills, executive function, language and general cognitive abilities; factors that are important for school readiness. Methods: We compared school readiness in 31children with HIE treated with TH (without Cerebral Palsy; mean age 5 years 4 months) with 20 typically developing children without HIE (mean age 5 years 6 months). Results: Children with HIE scored significantly lower than typically developing children on fine motor skills, executive functions, memory and language. Conclusion: While general cognitive abilities and attainment were in the normal range, our findings suggest those scores mask specific underlying difficulties identified by more focussed assessments. Children with HIE treated with TH may not be as “school ready” as their typically developing classmates and may benefit from long-term follow-up until starting school.
cognitive ability, motor, neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), school readiness, therapeutic hypothermia (TH)
0803-5253
2756-2765
Edmonds, Caroline
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Cianfaglione, Rina
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Cornforth, Christine
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Vollmer, Brigitte
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Edmonds, Caroline
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Cianfaglione, Rina
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Cornforth, Christine
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Vollmer, Brigitte
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Edmonds, Caroline, Cianfaglione, Rina, Cornforth, Christine and Vollmer, Brigitte (2021) Children with neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia are not as school ready as their peers. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 110 (10), 2756-2765. (doi:10.1111/apa.16002).

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Abstract

Abstract
Aim: We aimed to determine whether children with neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) differ from their peers on measures of fine motor skills, executive function, language and general cognitive abilities; factors that are important for school readiness. Methods: We compared school readiness in 31children with HIE treated with TH (without Cerebral Palsy; mean age 5 years 4 months) with 20 typically developing children without HIE (mean age 5 years 6 months). Results: Children with HIE scored significantly lower than typically developing children on fine motor skills, executive functions, memory and language. Conclusion: While general cognitive abilities and attainment were in the normal range, our findings suggest those scores mask specific underlying difficulties identified by more focussed assessments. Children with HIE treated with TH may not be as “school ready” as their typically developing classmates and may benefit from long-term follow-up until starting school.

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In preparation date: 21 June 2021
Accepted/In Press date: 22 June 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 June 2021
Keywords: cognitive ability, motor, neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), school readiness, therapeutic hypothermia (TH)

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Local EPrints ID: 449995
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449995
ISSN: 0803-5253
PURE UUID: d4743827-5a2d-4c8b-8d48-7b69c06fc557
ORCID for Rina Cianfaglione: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-0598
ORCID for Brigitte Vollmer: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4088-5336

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Date deposited: 02 Jul 2021 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 03:10

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Author: Caroline Edmonds
Author: Christine Cornforth

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