The scholarly study was led by psychology researcher Professor Dieter Wolke.
Kids with Down syndromeThe research was conducted in southern Bavaria, Germany and followed kids from birth into adulthood who had been born between 1985-86. Known as the Bavarian Longitudinal Research data gained on cognitive function were assessed with developmental and intelligence lab tests at five and 20 a few months and at four, six, eight and 26 years. Two-hundred-and-sixty infants born either very premature or with very low birth weight were compared with 229 babies who also born full-term. Their results were not sex-specific, related to education or income, and were when compared to control band of adults who were born healthful in the same obstetric wards. (more…)