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The Impact of Childhood Neglect on Cognition in School-Aged Children

Boughey, H, Trainor, G and Smith, GM (2021) The Impact of Childhood Neglect on Cognition in School-Aged Children. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 34 (5). pp. 27213-27222. ISSN 2574-1241

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Abstract

Childhood neglect is the most ubiquitous and prevalent form of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Given the significance of cognitive function and its malleability in retort to environmental stimuli, there is significant relevance in understanding the impact of child neglect on cognitive domains. Furthermore, examining the cognitive domains individually enables a more nuanced understanding of the impact of childhood neglect. This article details a scoping review undertaken to explore the relationship between childhood neglect and cognitive function, with the aim to recognize the observable cognitive qualities in neglected children, in the absenteeism of other ACEs. Cognitive function was divided into five domains: executive function, academic achievement, language, memory and intelligence. The findings demonstrated that executive function (working memory and attention shifting), language and intelligence were associated with childhood neglect, and there was no association between executive function (spatial planning), academic achievement, memory and childhood neglect.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697 Protection, assistance and relief
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Biomedical Research Network, LLC
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 08:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.26717/bjstr.2021.34.005629
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15284

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