Dr. Victory discloses impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on early child cognitive development
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Brown University study has found that children born during the pandemic have significantly lower verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance compared to their peers born before the pandemic.
Dr. Kelly Victory, Emergency Medicine and Public Health Specialist, joined KUSI’s Allie Wagner on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the study’s findings.
During the pandemic, many have been concerned that missed educational opportunities, reduced interaction, stimulation, and creative play with their peers have had a negative effect on their neurodevelopment.
She described that multiple studies have linked masks on children to increased anxiety, sleeplessness, difficulty concentrating, depression and social phobias, according to Dr. Victory.