Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 78-82
Neuropsychological Profile of Adopted Children - A Clinic Based Study
Virudhagirinathan Baboo Sankar, Care Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Amira Parveen Shakir, Care Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Govindaraju Soundararajan, Chettinad Academy of Research & Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Received: Oct. 12, 2017;       Accepted: Nov. 13, 2017;       Published: Dec. 14, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20170506.14      View  2074      Downloads  94
Abstract
The study aims to see the level of neuropsychological functions Intelligence, Memory, Attention & Concentration and other mental abilities and Specific Learning Disability (SLD) in adopted children. A clinic based sample of 22 adopted children, Male 13, Female 9. Besides demographic variables, intelligence, memory, other mental abilities and SLD were assessed by Standardized Psychological Tests and HELP CHILD Learning Disability Assessment Tool. Neuropsychological profile showed more percentage of adopted children have average IQ and above average PQ. One fifth of children have impairment in memory, attention and concentration. Almost all the adopted children have Specific Learning Disability.
Keywords
Adoption, Memory, Intelligence, Specific Learning Disability
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Virudhagirinathan Baboo Sankar, Amira Parveen Shakir, Govindaraju Soundararajan, Neuropsychological Profile of Adopted Children - A Clinic Based Study, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 78-82. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20170506.14
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