Oxana Malaya

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  • Moving Back Home Analysis

    rehabilitated or put back into society but most cases are unsuccessful. Many of the boys in this book will probably suffer from PTSD when they go back home, and this may have a negative effect on the way they fit back into society as citizens. Also, social expectations of the society back home vs. the way they live on the island is very different. It could cause stress as they try to get used to going back to the social expectations back home. There are many cases of abandoned children who become feral and are unable to go back into society and live a normal life. A more modern case is a Ukrainian girl named Oxana Malaya. Oxana was raised by dogs. Her parents were alcoholics, and did not really care for her. She lived behind her house in a dog kennel where she picked up dog-like mannerisms and behaviors. Oxana barked, walked on all fours, and even drank and ate like dogs do. Oxana never fully recovered from her abandonment. She lives in a home for the mentally disabled. She learned how to talk, but she can not read, write, or do math. Her social skills were that equivalent of a toddler. She has major learning disabilities, but is not medically diagnosed with any sort of autism. One of the main reasons children become feral is because of no human interaction. They are isolated from the human world. They do not know nor understand because they had no one to teach them. They are usually isolated during the most crucial ages of learning and growing; like walking, communicating,…

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  • How Do We Shape Our Environment

    The child tries to fit in with his environment even when in changes thus shaping his actions and decisions. Also, there have been many cases of feral children, children who have lived with animals since the beginning of their life and have learned to live like them. One feral child, Oxana Malaya was neglected by her parents and lived with dogs for years. As she grew older, she changed and adapted and learned how to live with the dogs and survive. When authorities finally found her, she ran…

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  • Lev Vygotsky Essay

    It determines wholly and completely the forms and the path along that the child will acquire ever newer personality characteristics, drawing them from the social reality as from the basic source of development, the path along which the social becomes the individual. (p. 198) The social environment molds and nurtures individual development and personality at every single phase of one’s life. Actually, children who were isolated from the social atmosphere developed unusual ways of life. History…

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  • Wild Child: The Story Of Feral Children

    For example, according to the documentary ‘Wild Child: The Story of Feral Children’ there was a case about a boy named Victor, “The Wild Boy”; Genie, the girl who was left alone in isolation for 13 years; Oxana Malaya, a girl in Ukraine raised by mongrel dogs and so much…

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