Evaluation of Romanian orphan studies

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    • The human contact the orphans had varied. Could have mediated affects
    • Provides unique opportunity to study privation in large sample.
    • Recent evidence raises questions. Less positive after 6 months.
      • Not overcome- 131 adoptees, tested for cognitive functioning.
    • Show significant improvement to control group
    • Negative effects may not just be due to institutionalisation.
    • Not overcome- 104 children showed lower frequency of pretend play etc.
    • Not overcome-144 children, tested for autistic symptoms. 9.2% had symptoms.
    • Not overcome- 131 adoptees, tested for cognitive functioning.

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