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Behavior problems common among cognitively delayed children

August 13, 2014

Children with cognitive delay are more likely to have behavior problems compared with typically developing children, according to recent study findings published in Pediatrics.

Erika Rose Cheng, PhD, MPA, of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and colleagues evaluated a birth cohort of 8,000 children with typical development or cognitive delay (CD) between 9 and 24 months. CD was classified as typical development and ever, resolved, newly developed, and persistent CD.

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