Monday, April 6, 2009

Poverty and Early Brain Development

The Global Grind reports that:
A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and middle-class students found strong links between childhood poverty, physiological stress and adult memory. The findings support a neurobiological hypothesis for why impoverished children consistently fare worse than their middle-class counterparts in school, and eventually in life.
For more information on protective factors and policies to support healthy childhood development and reduce childhood poverty.

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