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My child was born prematurely; should I put in their actual birth date or their adjusted birth date?

May 26, 2017 - Mel Denham - in category Assessment Support

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It is sometimes necessary to account for premature birth when measuring a child’s development. If your child was born prematurely, please use the decision tree below to determine whether to adjust your child’s age when adding them on ASDetect.

Decision tree

Adjustment table:

Gestation in weeks at birth Number of weeks to add to date of birth for adjustment
36—————- ————————————-2
35—————– ————————————-3
34—————– ————————————-4
33—————– ————————————-5
32—————– ————————————-6
31—————– ————————————-7
30—————– ————————————-8
29—————– ————————————-9
28—————– ————————————10
27—————– ————————————11
26—————– ————————————12
25—————– ————————————13
24—————– ————————————14
23—————– ————————————15
22—————– ————————————16

 

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