How did the CORONA pandemic affect children’s cognitive and motor performance? A study that answers
Children born during the Corona pandemic have less cognitive, verbal, literal, literal and cognitive performance than pre-pandemic babies, a recent study revealed.
The early years of a child’s life are important for their cognitive development, but as Corona shut down businesses, nurseries, schools and playgrounds, children’s lives have changed dramatically, with parents experiencing stress as they try to balance work with childcare.
With limited stimulation of children at home and little interaction with the outside world, children under the epidemic scored low on tests to assess cognitive development, according to the study’s lead author Sean Diony, a professor of pediatrics at Brown University in Rhode Island.
In the decade before the epidemic,
the average test IQ for children between the ages of three months and three years was nearly 100, but for children born during the epidemic, this figure fell to 78.
The study included 672 Rhode Island children, of whom 188 were born after July 2020 and 308 were born before January 2019, while 176 were born between January 2019 and March 2020.
The children studied did not have developmental disabilities, and most of them were white. The researchers found that children in a weak socio-economic environment were worse off in the tests.