international adoptees: Whether you have already brought home
your child, are waiting to do so, or just beginning to consider
adoption, you will leave this conference feeling better equipped
to deal with the challenges that come and, consequently, more
able to celebrate the joys.
Parents of children adopted
domestically: From attachment to learning disabilities and the
challenges of adopted adolescents, many of the issues facing inter-
national adoptees are the same ones you may be concerned about.
You'll glean valuable insights and recommendations for dealing with
challenges that don't discriminate by birth country.
medical professionals, social workers, and therapists: You'll
interact with colleagues and parents to learn about current concerns
and new solutions.
School personnel: You
will come away with a better understanding of the children
in your classrooms. Learn about parents' concerns, why some approaches
work and others don't with these children, and how to build a closer
relationship with parents and children to fuel real progress in
A two-day, in-depth
to interact and
learn of current developments
on educational issues
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
Boris Gindis presents:
2:30 - 3.40
p.m. Friday, September 30, 2005
issues of pre-school and school-age internationally adopted children:
causes, assessment and remediation
will focus on: the specifics and dynamic of English-language acquisition
by internationally adopted children; the causes, therapeutic value,
and negative consequences of rapid loss of their native language;
language acquisition and academic issues; symptoms of Cumulative
Cognitive Deficit (CCD); the role of an initial psycho-educational
assessment in detecting language disorders and CCD; and possible
approaches to language remediation in school and at home.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2005
How to Identify and Address School Related Issues in Internationally
Adopted Older Children
workshop will address how an orphanage experience relates to your
child's school performance; what in pre-adoption documentation is
significant for school progress; how to prepare for schooling before
actual adoption, including a pre-adoption school visit, questions
to ask, and arrangements to make; how to determine the "school
readiness" of a newly adopted child; how to make the beginning
of the school experience most productive and least traumatic for
a child; and the best practices in evaluation of internationally
adopted children, including what parents should know about the types
of school-related assessments, tests, and clinical procedures.