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Congratulations to Dr. Julia Jaekel

According to a joint study from researchers at UT and the University of Warwick, and University of Brighton in the UK, gauging how long a twenty-month-old can wait to pick up a raisin can be linked to what that child’s attention and learning capacity will be at 8 years old. “This new finding is a key piece in the puzzle of long-term underachievement after preterm birth,” said Julia Jaekel, lead author of the study and UT Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies.

You can read more about this article, “Simple Raisin Test Predicts Toddlers’ Academic and Attention Abilities at Age 8” in Tennessee Today.