|Decision to take part||
Contact by known gatekeeper (consultant or charity);
Sense of gratitude towards the gatekeeper;
Clarity of communication by research team.
Desire to help other families and preterm babies;
Interest in infants’ cognitive development.
Staff being flexible and approachable;
Regular reminders from staff;
Sessions conducted at home;
Assessing baby’s progress;
Baby enjoying the tasks
Fitting lab visits with baby’s routines, as well as other practical challenges (e.g. arranging siblings’ child care; work patterns).|
Baby’s sleep patterns and moods;
Maintaining infants’ concentration
Provision of exercise before long sitting sessions;|
Provide meals or refreshments;
Minimise concerns about potential for infections.
More specific information about duration of training tasks.