Serious DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES Found In Children From Lockdowns
(RepublicanJournal.org) – It’s no secret that many experts are worried about the developmental impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on children, particularly young ones. Lockdowns and mask mandates may have affected our next generation in a host of ways, and we’re still learning about the repercussions. Some worrying new evidence around this issue has just emerged.
According to reports on a new study out of the UK, the average child entering primary (the British equivalent of elementary) school is currently at a major developmental disadvantage compared to an average child of the same age in previous years. The study, which tracked the progress of its young subjects over a full year, reportedly claims that a large number of 4-year-olds cannot even say their own names.
Other issues the study highlighted include children’s inability to use cutlery, a general lack of literacy skills, and major shortcomings in terms of social development and ability to interact with others.
A speech therapist says her clinic has seen a "364% increase in patient referrals of babies and toddlers"
"For some kids, they can workaround the mask and still learn to speak perfectly fine, but for others, it can cause speech delays" pic.twitter.com/3YsWJIEpDU
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 26, 2022
The study points the finger of blame at pandemic-era restrictions for this frightening state of affairs. One of its recommendations is that the UK government get more involved in family life, such as by providing a more comprehensive education for parents on how to support the development of their youngsters.
In light of news like this, do you think COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may have done more harm than good, overall?
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