Language Development of Internationally Adopted Children: The School-Age Years There is little disagreement that as a group, children who are internationally adopted (IA) present language delays at the time of adoption (Glennen, 2005; McGuinness, McGuinness, & Dyer, 2000). Over time, the majority of these children demonstrate remarkable progress in their language development. In many instances, adoptees catch up, and ... Article
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Language Development of Internationally Adopted Children: The School-Age Years
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  • Kathleen Scott
    Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Jenny Roberts
    Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • © 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Development / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings / International & Global / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   October 2007
Language Development of Internationally Adopted Children: The School-Age Years
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2007, Vol. 14, 12-17. doi:10.1044/cds14.3.12
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2007, Vol. 14, 12-17. doi:10.1044/cds14.3.12
There is little disagreement that as a group, children who are internationally adopted (IA) present language delays at the time of adoption (Glennen, 2005; McGuinness, McGuinness, & Dyer, 2000). Over time, the majority of these children demonstrate remarkable progress in their language development. In many instances, adoptees catch up, and in some cases, even surpass their non adopted peers in language skills, prior to school entry (Roberts, Pollock, & Krakow, 2005; Roberts, Pollock, Krakow, Price, et al., 2005; Tan & Yang, 2005). It should follow, then, that the language abilities of IA children by the time they reach school age would not be in question; however, this is not the case.
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