Effects of neonatal intensive care on girls' and boys' language development  

Francisco Lacerda

Acta Paediatrica 92 (2003): 274-276.


According to Jennische and Sedin, very premature boys are less affected in their speech and language development than a matched group of girls. This is discussed from a general linguistic perspective. Conclusion: It is speculated that perinatal factors, timing and ambient aspects may impact on boys' advantage over girls.

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