Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
This is a very intriguing study. While they focused on poverty, I can see where that same level of stress from being a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder (intellectual disability, communication disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and movement disorders) can lead to impairment of cognitive abilities.
I hear about it all the time when teachers tell parents and children that because the child can “some days” do well, that they must be not trying the other days. I see it as how much stress has their neurodevelopmental disorder been under that day that then drained off their cognitive reserves.
What do you think?
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