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ERIC Number: ED503141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Deprivation and Disruption. An Interview with Council Member Charles A. Nelson. Perspectives
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Early deprivation causes serious disruption in the development of brain architecture and in the behaviors related to the affected brain functions. Some brain structures, and the broad categories of development that depend on them, show more "plasticity," or sensitivity to disruption and intervention for longer periods of time, than others. When problems arise, early intervention can help get development back on track. Professor Nelson's research, including his work in Romanian orphanages, demonstrates how new scientific knowledge can lead to better public policy. [The interviewer for this report was Marcy Ray.]
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Identifiers - Location: Romania; United States