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The Routledge Handbook of Adoption – Chapter 1: Historical and Contemporary Contexts of US Adoption

Originally Authored By Elisha Marr, Emily Helder, and Gretchen Miller Wrobel in The Routledge Handbook of Adoption Download Full Text PDF Introduction Complex family forms, such as those created through adoption, are becoming increasingly commonplace in the US. Our contemporary familiarity with adoptive families, whether…
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March 3, 2020
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Attachment Disturbances Delay Language Acquisition in Internationally Adopted Children

Originally Authored by Rachel M. Jensen, Emily J. Helder & Marjorie Linder Gunnoe in Adoption Quarterly Download Full Article PDF Abstract Cross-sectional research on internationally adopted children has indicated an association between early attachment disturbances and language deficits. Raaska et al. (2013) have speculated that…
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July 29, 2016
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Predictors and Correlates of Inattentive/Overactive Behaviors in Internationally Adopted Children

Originally Authored by Emily Helder, Brianne Brooker, Laura Ring Kapitula, Brooke Goalen & Marjorie J. Gunnoe in Applied Neuropsychology: Child Download Full Text PDF Abstract Children adopted internationally following deprived early care have an elevated risk for difficulties with inattention/overactivity (Kreppner et al., 2001). The…
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March 15, 2016
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A longitudinal investigation of children internationally adopted at school age

Originally Authored by Emily J. Helder, Elizabeth Mulder & Marjorie Linder Gunnoe in Child Neuropsychology Download Full Article PDF Abstract Most existing research on children adopted internationally has focused on those adopted as infants and toddlers. The current study longitudinally tracked several outcomes, including cognitive,…
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November 7, 2014
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Microstructural Abnormalities in Language and Limbic Pathways in Orphanage-reared Children: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Originally Authored by Ajay Kumar, Michael E. Behan, Piti Singsoonsud, Amy L. Veenstra, Courtney Wolfe-Christensen, Emily Helder, Harry T. Chugani in Jounral of Child Neurology Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract This study utilized diffusion tensor imaging fiber tractography to examine the miscrostructural integrity of…
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March 15, 2014
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Language difficulties in children adopted internationally: Neuropsychological and functional neural correlates

Originally Authored by E. Helder, M.E. Behan, B. Wilson, O. Muzik, & H.T. Chugani in Child Neuropsychology Download Full Article PDF Abstract Children who have experienced deprivation as a result of orphanage care during early development are at increased risk for a number of cognitive,…
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August 1, 2013
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Neurocognitive and behavioral correlates of non-right-handedness in internationally adopted children

Originally Authored by Tory L. Larsen, Emily J. Helder, and Michael E. Behen in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract The incidence of non-right-handedness was assessed among a sample of international adoptees. Neurocognitive and behavioral correlates to handedness were…
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August 1, 2012
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Altered Water Diffusivity in Cortical Association Tracts in Children with Early Deprivation Identified with Tract-Based Spatial Statistics (TBSS)

Originally Authored by Rajukumar Munian Govindan, Michael E. Behen, Emily Helder, Malek I. Makki, and Harry T. Chugani in Cerebral Cortex Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract Institutional rearing is associated with neurocognitive and behavioral difficulties. Although such difficulties are thought to reflect abnormal neurologic…
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June 22, 2009
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Incidence of specific absolute neurocognitive impairment in globally intact children with histories of early severe deprivation

Originally Authored by Michael E. Behan, Emily Helder, Robert Rothermel, Katherine Solomon, and Harry T. Chugani in Child Neuropsychology Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract Postnatal deprivation is associated with neurocognitive delay/dysfunction. Although “catch up” in global cognition following adoption has been reported, this study…
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September 16, 2008