After she was discovered, Genie was taken to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital for evaluation. She is seriously underdeveloped. She is very thin and looks like a six or seven year old child. She can’t stand up, she can only walk with the bent “rabbit walking.” She can’t chew, has difficulty swallowing, and often spits. She is incontinent and dumb. At first, the only sentence she recognized was her name and “sorry.” Tests she did shortly after she came to the hospital showed that her social maturity and mental abilities were one year old. The elf did not walk at normal age, so her father began to believe that she was a developmental disorder. However, after Genie’s discovery, the researchers found little evidence in her early history. It seems that she has never suffered from brain damage, mental disability or autism. Therefore, the damage and stunting that Genie showed during her assessment was the result of her isolation and deprivation.