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Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityFaith IntegrationPapers & Presentations

Religious Motivation to Adopt as a Predictor of Adoptive Family Structure, Parental Discipline, and Outcomes

Originally Authored by Emily J. Helder, Marjorie L. Gunnoe, and Hannah Timmermans in Adoption Quarterly Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine religious motivation to adopt and how this relates to decisions families made while adopting, firm discipline,…
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July 21, 2020
Adoption & Foster CareNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

Are Disinhibited Social Behaviors Among Internationally Adopted Children Mediated by the Attachment Environment or by Children’s Difficulties with Inhibitory Control?

Article Originally Authored by Bethany Gorter, Emily J. Helder, Ye In Oh & Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe in Adoption Quarterly Download Full Article PDF Abstract Internationally adopted children show higher rates of disinhibited social behavior (DSB). Two competing explanations for DSB include difficulties in attachment specifically…
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July 5, 2017
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

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
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

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
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

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
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

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
Neuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

Development of an eight-subtest short form of the WISC-IV and evaluation of its clinical utility in children with traumatic brain injury

Originally Authored by Jacobus Donders, Brainne Elzinga, David Kuipers, Emily Helder, & John R. Crawford in Child Neuropsychology Download Full Text Article PDF Abstract This study evaluated the degree to which an 8-subtest short form of theWechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fourth Edition would yield acceptable…
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November 7, 2013
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

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