The connection between mental health problems in school children and their date of birth
According to what the scientists at King's College London (King's College London), children born in the last semester of the school year often suffer from neuropsychiatric disorders such as hyperactivity and attention disorder than those born in the first semester.
The study involved 10,000 British schoolchildren aged 5 to 15 years.
The difference in the probability of occurrence of these disorders is not too high (9.9% in younger versus 8.3% for the older), but it was enough to attract the attention of scientists.
According to researchers, the problem is that teachers expect all students of the same academic achievement and behavioral models. This is despite the fact that the difference between individual students may take up to 12 months.
The youngest are laid out in full, while still lag behind their older classmates. The ratio of teachers to be relevant, and this often leads to psychological — and then neuropsychiatric — the problems of the students.
Source — SEAL