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Feral children essay. In this essay, I will share with you three modern cases of feral children and one cases of an isolate, and how theyre brain development effected there a language and behaviour.

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A feral child is a human being that was raised in an isolated environment away from human interaction from an early age, and has no familiarity of human behaviour, human care and of human language. Some feral children have been confined by people. Others are alleged to have been brought up by animals. There are hundreds of supposedly feral children are known. Case can be traced as far back as the 14th century. In this essay, I will share with you three modern cases of feral children and one cases of an isolate, and how they're brain development effected there a language and behaviour. In 1991, John Ssebunya was a feral child that was discovered by Milly Sebba while he was wondering the forest for firewood. John Ssebunya was then brought back a local village and fed some food and he fell. A villager the identified this feral child as John Ssebunya last seen in 1988 at the age of two or three when his alcoholic father murdered his mother and disappeared. ...read more.

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Over the years of rehabilitation from the locals, john can know speak very limitedly and he talks slowly/shyly. Due to john's environment and exposers to human contact during the years of his early life, john is believed to be mentally retarder. Sociologist and psychotherapists have observed Johns brain development and have noted signs of delays in oral language development, difficulty learning social rules, difficulty with problem solving skills. John has the same intelligence level as a kindergartener and is expected to remain the same for life. Amala and Kamala "the wolf girls" is undoubtedly one of the best known cases for feral children. Amala was 18 months old and Kamala eight years old when they were found together in a wolves' den. After Amala and Kamala were found they were brought to an orphanage. The girls acted exactly like a wolf and appeared to have no trace human characteristics. They refused to wear cloths and only ate raw meat, only during night hours were they active. ...read more.

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While in custody she was provided with few toys or objects to stimulate her; the majority of her time was spent in a dark room staring at a yellow plastic raincoat. Genie had very few emotions and lacked a sense of being human. Many therapists and other professional hoped they could nurture her normal. Genies case help physiologist prove truth to the critical period hypothesis. Most of Genies life was exposed to an environment where she was not nurtured to emotions. This caused her almost to appear emotionless all of her life. I feel that isolate children have it harder than feral children raised by/with animals. John Ssebunya, Amala and Kamala had made more progress than genie. John Ssebunya, Amala and Kamala had emotions and could learn emotions. Genie made progress solely on communication mostly negative and limited. Genies emotions were no existent and she mostly had a plain face. I feel that the longer one is an audience to neglect of human contact and emotions, the harder it will be for one to progressive. The years of your child life are the most crucial stages of development and growth. ...read more.

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