Pediatricians Should Help Recognize and Remediate Educational Problems, AAP Says
Rarely do school problems begin or end at the classroom door. Inadequate sleep, learning disabilities, and even food insecurity, among other factors, may help to explain a child’s poor report card. Primary care physicians, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, are in a unique position to screen for and treat contributing conditions, and also offer support for the secondary challenges — often low self-esteem and social struggles — that follow school failures.
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