Record Number of Childhood Disabilities

August 18, 2014 9:03 PM

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Record Number of Childhood Disabilities

ALTOONA - Some Pennsylvania researchers say childhood disability rates are the highest ever recorded. The study from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh shows physical disabilities dropped by about 12 percent, but disabilities related to brain development or mental health rose nearly 21 percent, in the past decade. Doctors from Children's Hospital studied data from the Centers for Disease Control, gathered between 2001 and 2011, evaluating children's ability to perform activities at home and school.

ALTOONA - Some Pennsylvania researchers say childhood disability rates are the highest ever recorded. The study from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh shows physical disabilities dropped by about 12 percent, but disabilities related to brain development or mental health rose nearly 21 percent, in th...

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