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Early-life digital media experiences and development of atypical sensory processing

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Early-life digital media exposure was associated with atypical sensory processing outcomes in multiple domains in this study that included 1,471 children. These findings suggest that digital media exposure might be a potential risk factor for the development of atypical sensory profiles. Further research is needed to understand the relationship between screen time and specific sensory-related developmental and behavioral outcomes, and whether minimizing early-life exposure can improve subsequent sensory-related outcomes. 

Authors: Karen F. Heffler, M.D., of the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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