Institutional Autism and the adopted child from Russia
I have heard the term "institutional autism" as being a complication of living in an institution or orphanage. Autism sounds like a very scary word and I am nervous about this condition. Could you explain this diagnosis and what are the expected outcomes for these children?
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
The second glance at institutional autism in internationally adopted children
The term “institutional autism” has recently become a subject of discussion on adoptive parents’ lists and in the online publications of adoption professionals. No wonder: the diagnosis continues to cause a lot of confusion and ill-suited remedial efforts.
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