Preterm Birth Information for Education Professionals

E-learning resource focussing on preterm birth information recgonised with excellence award.

Camilla Gilmore and her colleagues in the Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics (PRISM) team, led by Professor Samantha Johnson (University of Leicester), were recently awarded a British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Gopi Menon Award for ‘Excellence in Research or Innovation’ for the development of their PRISM e-learning resource for education professionals. The awards are given for excellence and contribution to patient and family care in the field of Perinatal Medicine. 

The e-learning resource was co-designed with teachers, educational psychologists, parents of children born preterm, and young adults who were born preterm themselves, and comprises evidence-based information about what preterm birth is, how it may affect children's development and learning, and what can be done to support them in the classroom. The resource has been evaluated and shown to significantly improve teachers' knowledge of outcomes following preterm birth and their confidence in supporting preterm born children in the classroom.