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Developmental language disorder may be missed as it often doesn’t appear foremost as a language impairment. (Shutterstock)

If your child has reading, school or social struggles, it may be DLD: Developmental language disorder

Developmental language disorder affects more than seven per cent of children, yet is not well known. If your child struggles in school, social interactions or reading, the underlying issue may be DLD.
Stressors put on children and adolescents as a result of the pandemic response may have long-lasting effects on their health and well-being. (Shutterstock)

The long-term biological effects of COVID-19 stress on kids’ future health and development

The pandemic response has put the long-term health and well-being of children and adolescents at risk, with the possibility of seismic shifts in population health if we do not act.
Both when planning family activities and choosing a child care provider, parents should be mindful of how much physical activity their children are getting. (Shutterstock)

Kids’ physical activity before age 5 matters so much because of the developing brain

When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of “physical literacy,” a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.

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