Cognitive abilities of children at 7 and 12 years of age in the Colorado Adoption Project

Wadsworth, Sally J.; DeFries, J.C.
November 1993
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1993, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p611
Academic Journal
Reports on a comparative study to test the hypothesis that adopted children are at an elevated risk for learning disabilities. Lower average Verbal Intelligence Quotient of adopted children than nonadopted children; Lack of difference in the results of the achievement tests; Lack of evidence for an increased risk of learning disabilities in adopted children.


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