Developmental, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological Functioning in Preschool-aged Foster Children: Associations with Prior Maltreatment and Placement History

  title={Developmental, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological Functioning in Preschool-aged Foster Children: Associations with Prior Maltreatment and Placement History},
  author={Katherine C Pears and Philip A. Fisher},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
  • K. PearsP. Fisher
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
ABSTRACT. Although young children in foster care are at high risk for developmental delays and subsequent academic, social, and behavioral difficulties, many do not receive services for delays. We sought to explicate the types of developmental delays observed in young children (ages 3-6 years) in foster care and how placement and maltreatment experiences for these children were associated with such delays. Physical growth, neuropsychological functioning, executive functioning, language, and… 

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