Cognitive Recovery in Socially Deprived Young Children: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project

@article{Nelson2007CognitiveRI,
  title={Cognitive Recovery in Socially Deprived Young Children: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project},
  author={Charles A. Nelson and Charles H. Zeanah and Nathan A. Fox and Peter J. Marshall and Anna T. Smyke and Donald Guthrie},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={318},
  pages={1937 - 1940}
}
In a randomized controlled trial, we compared abandoned children reared in institutions to abandoned children placed in institutions but then moved to foster care. Young children living in institutions were randomly assigned to continued institutional care or to placement in foster care, and their cognitive development was tracked through 54 months of age. The cognitive outcome of children who remained in the institution was markedly below that of never-institutionalized children and children… Expand
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