Posted on April 13, 2022 by childrenslearninginstitute
Diagnosis, Management and Modeling of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: The Neuroscience of Development
Dana DeMaster, PhD and Kelly Vaughn, PhD
This chapter integrates the available research investigating environmental factors that influence perinatal brain development. Attention is placed on reviewing factors in the NICU environment that increase biologic adversity in the months following preterm birth. The brain is most vulnerable when it is developing, which translates to a protracted period of increased risk from environmental insult during the perinatal period. Although limited, there is a growing body of research indicating improved neurological development resulting from interventions in the NICU that reduce preterm infant exposure to stress and increase opportunity for responsive and sensitive caregiver interaction. Family-based interventions are reviewed in the context of prematurity.
DeMaster, D., Moore, B. D., & Vaughn, K. A. (2021). Normalizing perinatal neurological development via intervention. In Martin, C. R., Preedy, V. R., & Rajendram, R. (Eds.), Diagnosis, Management and Modeling of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: The Neuroscience of Development (pp. 481-491). Academic Press. ISBN 9780128179888.