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Association between pandemic and early childhood development

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study showed an association between exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic and delayed childhood development at age 5. Variations in development widened during the pandemic regardless of age. It is important to identify children with developmental delays associated with the pandemic and provide them with support for learning, socialization, physical and mental health, and family support. 

Authors: Koryu Sato, M.P.H., of Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.2096)

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