Commentary: Early stimulation and child development

Walker, Susan P.
February 2010
International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p294
Academic Journal
The author comments on the article by A. J. D. Barros and colleagues which focused on the effects of early cognitive stimulation on child development, especially of children whose mothers have had minimal education. The author agrees with the conclusion of the study which shows strong evidence of the positive effects of early stimulation whose benefits continue into adolescence and adulthood. The author suggests that there is a need for strategies to implement such interventions on a larger scale through primary health-care services.


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