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Psychological and Learning Problems of Immigrant Children From the Former Soviet Union

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Alex Kozulin; Alex Venger

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 70:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Psychology; Immigration; Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


There are characteristic patterns of psychological and learning problems in immigrant children from the former Soviet Union. The breakdown of traditional support systems, as well as erroneous school placement, contributes to these problems. Fortunately, the use of proper diagnostic procedures, culturally sensitive counseling, and group activities for adolescents can alleviate even the most serious psychological and learning problems.