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Global Effort to Boost Kids' Cognitive Development Urged

A new paper published by a team of social scientists and public health specialists concludes that some 200 million children around the world are failing to meet their developmental potential each year.   What’s lacking, say the experts, is social interaction with the children and engagement by their caretakers. The panel, comprising 32 academic experts assembled by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, provides significant evidence that in the same way that lack of food can harm...

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