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How growing up in poverty rewires a child's developing brain

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:32 pm
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Here is a US-based article on the effect of poverty on pre-schoolers:

How Growing Up in Poverty Rewires a Child’s Developing Brain

Decades of scientific research have suggested that a child’s early life experience has the power to profoundly affect his or her learning. One of the most predictive factors is socioeconomic status (SES), or the standardized measure of a particular family’s social, educational, and economic position in relation to others. Numerous studies have shown that children who grow up in more impoverished environments are more likely to have problems with focus, control, memory, and language skills. All issues that can make it harder for a child to learn how to read.

I would have thought that poverty and issues associated with poverty aren't so much as 'rewiring' children's brain - rather it is 'wiring' it in the first place? :?