The Effect of Age-correction on IQ Scores Among School-aged Children Born Preterm

Rachel Roberts, Wing George, Carolyn Cole, Peter Marshall, Vanessa Ellison, Helen Fabel

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    Abstract

    This study examined the effect of age-correction on IQ scores among preterm school-aged children. Data from the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit Follow-up Program for 81 children aged five years and assessed with the WPPSI-III, and 177 children aged eight years and assessed with the WISC-IV, were analysed. Corrected IQ scores were significantly higher than not-corrected IQ scores (Full Scale IQ and all indices) for both the WPPSI-III and WISC-IV. The use of age-corrected IQ scores has the potential to exclude some children from support services.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-15
    Number of pages15
    JournalAustralian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
    Volume13
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Roberts, R., George, W., Cole, C., Marshall, P., Ellison, V., & Fabel, H. (2013). The Effect of Age-correction on IQ Scores Among School-aged Children Born Preterm. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 13, 1-15.