Cognitive, Language, and Educational Issues of Children Adopted from Overseas Orphanages. Part III
The patterns and dynamics of English language acquisition by internationally adopted children
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Cognitive, Language, and Educational Issues of Children Adopted from Overseas Orphanages. Part II
The language issue in international adoptees
Harriet White McCarthy
Survey of Children Adopted From Eastern Europe - The Need for Special School Services
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.
Ruth Lyn Meese
A Few New Children: Postinstitutionalized children of Intercountry Adoption
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)]
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Developmental Delays in Internationally Adopted Children
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..