Author(s): Rieser PA
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Abstract Children with short stature may experience academic difficulties, psychologic impairment, and emotional stress related to an underlying medical condition or social stigmatization. Educational and psychosocial problems associated with short stature often can be alleviated with appropriate interventions. Parents, health-care practitioners, and teachers should be aware of the potential academic, psychologic, and social problems related to short stature and growth delay, so they can support the short child's normal development and intervene promptly if problems arise.
This article was published in J Pediatr Health Care
and referenced in Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health