Effect of foster care on language learning: Findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention program

Post written by Jennifer Windsor, University of Minnesota, USA based on an article from the latest issue of Journal of Child Language 

Many young children live in institutional and orphanage care across the world. Children’s language skills may be substantially affected if that care involves a very poor physical and social environment, although the adverse effects may be reduced when children move to a more enriched environment. One of the key questions has been how the age at which children are placed in a more nurturing environment after sub-optimal institutional care affects their short- and long-term language skills. The answer to this question has significant implications for understanding child development and also for framing early intervention services for young children.

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