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ERIC Number: EJ885246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-8294
Medical Issues in International Adoption and Their Influence on Language Development
Ladage, Jennifer S.
Topics in Language Disorders, v29 n1 p6-17 Jan-Mar 2009
As the number of international adoptions has increased over the past 2 decades, so has awareness and understanding of the risks associated with the conditions to which these children have been exposed. Prenatal alcohol and/or drug exposure, infectious diseases, malnutrition, and psychosocial deprivation all contribute to the profound growth and developmental delays seen in many adoptees at the time of placement and thereafter. This article provides an overview of preplacement conditions of children adopted internationally that predispose them to language delays and disorders so that the adoptees at greatest risk may be identified early and referred for appropriate evaluation and supportive services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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