TRI Presents at International Conference on Executive Function in Babies Born Low Birth Weight


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TRI Presents at International Conference on Executive Function in Babies Born Low Birth Weight

December 18, 2015

Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families presented the 30th Annual National Training Institute


Zero to Three poster


TRI staff presented at the 30th Annual National Training Institute Zero to Three Conference in Seattle, Washington.


TRI's Serra Acar, PhD and Patricia M Blasco, PhD facilitated a poster session title: Activities and Strategies that Support Components of Executive Function


Executive Function in Infants and Toddlers Born Low Birth Weight


TRI's research session, Executive Function in Infants and Toddlers Born Low Birth Weight (LBW) and Preterm, drew over 250 attendees.

The session looked at the current research study examining indicators of executive function (EF) in infants and toddlers who are born low birth weight (LBW). The research shows that children who were born LBW (<2500 grams) are at risk for later school failure and have been shown to have EF deficits. The findings to date of this ongoing study were shared.

The session on Project EF, a partnership between TRI and the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), was led by TRI's Patricia M Blasco, PhD; Sybille Guy, PhD and Serra Acar, PhD.


Click here for more information about the study.


For more information about the conference, click here.

"The NTI is carefully developed to meet the learning and networking needs of those working with infants and toddlers in Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Mental Health, Early Head Start, Child Welfare, Parent Education, and Pediatrics.   NTI’s variety of programming allows you to design your own professional development experience by crafting an NTI agenda that meets your specific needs. Be informed and enriched by the NTI’s six general sessions, 74 breakout sessions, five interactive Pre-Institutes, eight issue intensives, poster showcase, Hot Topics, and a multitude of networking and other continuing education experiences."



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