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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.

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