Thursday, March 5, 2009

International RAD

Our adoption was a foster adoption. Many children who have RAD were in some form of orphanage for a few months or years. My good friend B shared with me this information which I found interesting. Dr. Frederici is a neuropsychologist who is on the east coast and works with kids who have been in orphanages and are having difficulty adjusting to their new home. Our son, Bear, went to a neurospcyhologist and she gave us some of the most valuable information on his condition that we have. He has several interesting articles. There are some helpful links as well. Have a healing day!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Thank you, that was very interesting. I am one of those parents who has a child who spent the first six years of his life in an orphanage. He has been home two years now and is doing so much better, but we still have a long ways to go.

Corey said...

We took our son to Dr. Federici for a neuropsych exam. I cannot praise him enough.. the exam was very thorough, and the man definitely know his stuff. The evaluation he produced was about 25 pages long, and was the single most important piece of documentation that helped us get our son the help he needs.

Brenda said...

Lorraine,

That is a long time to live in such a place. Sad.

Corey,

Thanks for sharing this info.