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Medical Resources :: Common Diseases :: Developmental Issues :: Developmental Assessment of Russian Children

Denver Develpmental Screening Test II administered in Russian by Lydia Stickney to 151 children

  • 69/151 (45.7%) normal
  • 82/151 (54.3%) delayed

Developmental Assessments, Glazov

  • 59 children assessed, 2 not cooperative N=57
  • 26/57 (45.6%) normal
  • 31/57 (54.4%) delayed

Developmental Assessments, Izshevsk

  • N=44
  • 13/44 (29.5%) normal
  • 31/44 (70.5%) delayed

Developmental Assessments, Votkinsk

  • 52 children assessed, 1 not cooperative
  • n=51
  • 30/51 (58.8%) normal
  • 21/51 (41.2%) delayed

Widdowson Phenomenon

  • Widdowson (1951)-two German orphanages run by two women of different personalities
  • Children in the orphanage with the kind orphanage director grew better than children with the harsh director

Which orphanage enhanced development?

  • Votkinsk had 58.8% developmentally normal children (41.2% delayed)
  • Glazov had 45.6% developmentally normal children (54.4% delayed)
  • Izshevsk had 29.5% developmentally normal children (70.5% delayed)
  • This supports Lydia Sickney's conclusions regarding the conditons in the 3 orphanages
 
   
   
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