Vestibular System in Children and Cognitive Development
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Have you ever observed associations between the vestibular system in children and cognitive development or behavioral outcomes? If you are a pediatric Occupational or Physical Therapist, you most likely have worked with children who have varying degrees of vestibular dysfunction. A recent study examined closely the association between vertigo and cognitive and psychiatric conditions among a large sample of U.S. children.
The researchers completed a cross-sectional analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey Child Balance Supplement administered to parents/caregivers of 10,823 children aged 3–17 years.
Data analysis was performed to determine the association between vertigo and specific cognitive and psychiatric conditions.