Flat head syndrome linked to motor, language and cognitive delays

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics has found a link between Plagiocephaly and developmental delay. The study conducted by The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney reviewed 19 papers and found the most common delays were in motor skill acquisition such as sitting and crawling. Delays in language and cognition that lasted up to 3 years were also found. The study does not show that Plagiocephaly causes delays, however it does demonstrate a link. The lead author Associate Professor Alexandra Martiniuk,encourages early intervention such as seeing your GP or physiotherapist to identify infants with longer term developmental needs.



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