SELECTED ARTICLES: PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES RESEARCH
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View Harriet White McCarthy Survey of Children Adopted From Eastern Europe - The Need for Special School Services 2/14/2006 The current research involves collecting data from the parents of post-institutionalized children for the purpose of determining the specific resources these children will need during their years in school. While many Eastern European adoptees may glide smoothly through the educational system without needing any additional help, it's clear from data collected at ongoing support networks that a great many of them will need some kind of assistance over and above ESL services during their school careers.
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View Ruth Lyn Meese A Few New Children: Postinstitutionalized children of Intercountry Adoption 5/1/2006 Research regarding children of intercountry adoption is limited, and most children of intercountry adoption have complex histories that may place them at risk for difficulty or failure in the classroom. Although the performances of some children from orphanage environments approximate those of chronological-age peers 2 to 4 years postadoption, duration of deprivation is consistently related, both historically and currently, to the cognitive delays and behavioral difficulties displayed by many postinstitutionalized children. Research regarding children of intercountry adoption is reviewed, and recommendations for future research are offered. [Journal of Special Education, 39(3)]
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Developmental Delays in Internationally Adopted Children 7/29/2010 Practically all children from foreign institutions (even adopted as infants) come into their adoptive families with a developmental delay of some sort. This is a well known fact and a commonly expected condition that often causes prospective parents ask questions about developmental delays as well as research them on the Internet. Unfortunately the information from many websites on "developmental delay" and "global developmental delay" is rather vague..
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Internationally Adopted Child: Navigating Between PTSD, ADHD and DTD 3/12/2012 Identification of the causes and nature of developmental delays and disorders in internationally adopted children is critically important for selecting effective remedial approaches and timely intervention for them, and it remains a complicated and many-folded task for a child psychologist. In this discussion I would like to dwell on the difference between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) that are so typical for internationally adopted children.
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Cognitive, Language, and Educational Issues of Children Adopted from Overseas Orphanages. Part II 11/20/2005 The language issue in international adoptees
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