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Meta-analytic evidence for massive catch-up and plasticity in physical , socio-emotional , and cognitive development

  title={Meta-analytic evidence for massive catch-up and plasticity in physical , socio-emotional , and cognitive development},
  author={Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Femmie Juffer},
Background: Adopted children have been said to be difficult children, scarred by their past experiences in maltreating families or neglecting orphanages, or by genetic or preand perinatal problems. Is (domestic or international) adoption an effective intervention in the developmental domains of physical growth, attachment security, cognitive development and school achievement, self-esteem, and behaviour problems? Method: Through a series of meta-analyses on more than 270 studies that include… Expand

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