ERIC Number: ED269931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Adopted Child in School: High Risk for Learning Disabilities.
Hoopes, Janet L.
Longitudinal studies of adopted children are reviewed, and they suggest a higher risk for learning disabilities among that population. The first study revealed significant differences in teacher ratings between adopted and biological children, and pointed out the influence of parental expectation and attitudes on child adjustment. Study 2 also suggested mild and subtle differences in behavior for adopted and biological children. It is concluded that the behavior of adopted children in the study--nervousness, restlessness, poor self concept, hostilitiy towards adults, and underachievement--suggests a higher risk for learning disabilities. A four-page list of references concludes the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (23rd, New York, NY, March 12-15, 1986).