Child abuse and neglect are extremely traumatic experience; they have terribly deleterious effects on victim child’s development.
The earliest report on “battered child syndrome” described mental retardation in abused children. However, hard and harsh conditions could be mental pabulum for survivors, known as posttraumatic growth. With respect to intellectual development, almost all the influence of child maltreatment are negative but there is a vague positive possibility.
In Kohske Ogata’ study from Osaka Prefectural Government Child-Family Center in Japan, published in Psychology (Psych) 2011 vol.2 by Scientific Research Publishing.He replicated and elaborated the prior research providing the hypothesis that Picture Completion test in the Wechsler scale suggests the hyperarousal symptom in their PTSDHis research
He makes an admonish for practitioners that it is quite important to assess and estimatetheir posttraumatic symptoms in one way and another even if any kinds of the PTSD scale were not administered. He continued his research to understand maltreated children’s development; then, he has already reported the sequel examination that analyzed larger samples by more direct methodology, published in Psychology (Psych) 2012 vol.3 by Scientific Research Publishing.
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