Monthly Archive

Stunting in Infancy Linked to Differences in Cognitive and Brain Function

2nd November, 2023

[Source: Science Daily]

Children who are too short for their age can suffer reduced cognitive ability arising from differences in brain function as early as six months of age, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Researchers compared the ‘visual working memory’ — the memory capacity that holds visual cues for processing — in children who had stunted growth with those having typical growth.

Published today in the journal Nature Human Behavour, the study found that the visual working memory of infants with poor physical growth was disrupted, making them more easily distracted and setting the stage for poorer cognitive ability one year later.

Read the Rest of this Article on Science Daily

PediaStaff hires pediatric and school-based professionals nationwide for contract assignments of 2 to 12 months. We also help clinics, hospitals, schools, and home health agencies to find and hire these professionals directly. We work with Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, and others in pediatric therapy and education.


Latest Jobs