TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Wadsworth, Sally J.; DeFries, J.C.
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov93, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p611
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9402101545

 

Related Articles

  • Adopted kids cope well.  // Industry Week/IW;4/3/95, Vol. 244 Issue 7, p29 

    Reports on Search Institute psychologist Anu Sharma's study that refutes the typical view that adopted teenagers have more difficulty coping with life's problems. Adoption as a big part of the subjects' identities; Psychological profiles of adopted youths; Scores for indicators of well-being.

  • Waiting for the Blast. K.L. // National Review;1/17/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20 

    The article focuses on a study conducted by psychiatrist Joseph Horn, who concludes that a person's genes play the overwhelming role in determining his intelligence. He compared the intelligence quotient (IQ) level of adopted children with the IQs of their adoptive parents and their biological...

  • The Impact of Family Structure on the Adjustment of Adopted Children. Brodzinsky, David M.; Brodzinsky, Anne B. // Child Welfare;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p69 

    The article cites a study assessing psychological and academic adjustments in a group of adopted children living in different family structures. Earlier studies on this topic show that adopted children are at increased risk for a variety of adjustment-related problems compared to their...

  • Integrating Special-Needs Adoption with Residential Treatment. Young, Jean; Corcran-Rumppe, Kelly; Groze, Victor // Child Welfare;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p527 

    The article describes a special program for latency-age children receiving residential care who are available for adoption. The program offers a continuum of care by incorporating the strengths of group living, therapy, and adoption preparation and placement. The number of children getting...

  • A Direct Comparison of Girls Adopted from China and Eastern Europe: Anxiety, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity, Inattention and Defiant Behaviours. Abrines, Neus; Marre, Diana; Barcons, Natalia; Brun, Carme; G�rzig, Anke; Fumad�, Victoria // Clinica y Salud;2012, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p261 

    Previous research looking at adopted children has shown that children adopted from Eastern Europe (EE) are more likely to show inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity whereas girls adopted from China (CH) tend to have normative adjustment scores, although as they grow up, internalising...

  • A Preliminary Investigation of the Effectiveness of Attachment Therapy for Adopted Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Wimmer, Jane; Vonk, M.; Bordnick, Patrick // Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal;Aug2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p351 

    The purpose of this preliminary investigation was to examine the effectiveness of attachment therapy for adopted children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Although attachment therapy is widely utilized in the practice community, outcomes of such therapy have not been well...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics