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Cognitive Issues Often Mild in Single-Suture Craniosynostosis

Cognitive Issues Often Mild in Single-Suture Craniosynostosis

Source: Neurology Advisor

Seattle Children’s researchers led a 10-year, multi-site study tracking the cognitive development of children with single-suture craniosynostosis from infancy to school age. The study, published today by the American Academy of Pediatrics and titled “Intellectual and Academic Functioning of School-Age Children with Single-Suture Craniosynostosis,” reported children with single-suture craniosynostosis, on average, were more likely than children without the disorder to have learning deficits once they started school. However, despite this trend, a little over half of the children with single-suture craniosynostosis showed no discernible learning problems. Dr. Matthew Speltz, lead author of the study, and collaborators Dr. Michael Cunningham and Dr. Brent Collett, were featured in this story.

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