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2. Areas that may need support
The previous sections of this resource presented information about the kinds of difficulties some children may have because they were born preterm.
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|Inattention||Difficulty staying mentally focused|
|Working memory difficulties||Difficulties holding and processing information in mind|
|Slow processing speed||Taking longer than other children to perform mental tasks|
|Poor hand-eye coordination||Problems coordinating visual information with movements, or having poor fine motor skills|
|Social and emotional problems||Difficulties making and keeping friends; and feeling nervous, scared or worried|
Even if a child born preterm appears to have no lasting difficulties and has met age-expected levels of attainment, some of the strategies we suggest in this section may still be useful to aid their learning.