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The Pediatric Forum
January 2006

Something Else Is Missing From Research on Children's Television Viewing and Academic Performance—Reply

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.1.109-b

In reply

Dr Breslin is right to point out that television and film can positively impact children’s social and emotional development, as evidenced by the body of research on this topic.1-4 Our editorial addressed the cognitive benefits of appropriately designed educational television because the articles we were asked to review focused on cognitive outcomes associated with television viewing. We thank Dr Breslin for highlighting the continued need for researchers to examine the effects of various types of media content on children’s emotional development.