10/17/2013

Children whose mothers gave birth to them when they were age 18 or younger were delayed by about 11 months in verbal ability, seven months in nonverbal skills and four months in spatial ability, a Canadian study found. However, when researchers adjusted their findings for socioeconomic differences and pregnancy risks, they noted that delays in nonverbal and spatial skills were no longer evident, but late verbal development remained. The findings appear in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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