Maternal Involvement as a Predictor of Early Infant Conversational Turns In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


This study examines the relationship between increased maternal presence/involvement in infant care while in the NICU and adult word count, infant vocalizations and conversational turns at 32, 34 and 34 weeks postmenstrual age.

Presenting Author(s):

Elisabeth C. McGowan, MD


Megumi Mori, BA1, Alicia Hersey, BA2, Richard Tucker, BA3, Betty R Vohr, MD3, Elisabeth C McGowan, MD3

Author Affiliation(s):

1Brown University, 2Warren Alpert Medical School, 3Women & Infants Hospital (WIH), Providence, RI