Recommendation ID

Predictive accuracy of the WPPSI-IV at age 4 years (uncorrected) for children born preterm:- What is the accuracy of a Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence 4th Edition (WPPSI-IV) assessment at age 4 years (uncorrected) for predicting later educational difficulties in children of primary school age who were born before 28+0 weeks' gestation?

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Why this is important:- Children born before 28+0 weeks' gestation are at increased risk of learning disability (intellectual disability), which may have an adverse impact on their learning and achievement at school, but may not be apparent at the 2-year developmental assessment. Determining the predictive accuracy of a WPPSI-IV assessment is key to providing parents or carers with accurate information about their child's likely development, so that educational support can be provided in order to reduce the risk of long-term learning disability (intellectual disability).

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Developmental follow-up of children and young people born preterm
Date issued
August 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/08/2017