#42 for Internationally Adopting Parents
December 14, 2006
In this issue
by telephone or email
and their management
at school and
at home Moderators:
Likhtik, Licensed Bilingual Speech-Language
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
We will be talking about various manifestations
of language issues, the consequences of waiting "for better
English" and your actions that may improve your child's situation
or make it worse.
Is it a language learning temporary difficulty
or learning disability? Your child's case discussion.
- Typical native language delays and disorders of
institutionalized children. Are they important in the process
of a new language learning?
- Signs of the English language delay
- Working on language delays at home
- Working on language delays at school
- Is bilingualism an option for my child?
You receive this newsletter
as a former client or correspondent of
the Center for Cognitive-Developmental
Assessment & Remediation, or a former student
of the BGCenter
or a user of the International Adoption Articles
International Adoption Articles
Dr. Bryce Hunter
Answers - B Vitamins by Dr. Bryce Hunter
vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins. They are necessary
for us to maintain our health, aids in the functions of the nervous
system and they breakdown carbohydrates into essential energy compounds,
which provide energy and stamina to the body. Many doctors and the
research of nutritionist's suggest that these essential complexes
of B-vitamins are some of the most abundant on the planet. However,
they are consistently eliminated or in many of our processed food.
Differences between Foster Care and Adoption
course, there are many differences between foster care and adoption,
ranging from the trivial to the significant.
Lawyers Aid Juvenile Delinquency Cases
a child between the ages of ten and eighteen commits a crime, the
act is described in legal term as delinquency and the matter is resolved
through the intervention of the juvenile court.
Steps to Help
Your Child Acquire English Language Skills
In this newsletter
we continue printing 4
steps that our speech pathologist Natalia Likhtik offers to new adoptive
parents as a guide for helping children acquire the English language
use an expanded variety of strategies and repeat new words in various
settings; we teach children a more thorough understanding of the new
words and concepts. One simple way to introduce new words is to replace
the over used complimentary words, "good" and "special,"
with more specific compliments (e.g., "That picture is so colorful
and bright! It reminds me of the sunset." "You are such a
responsible helper! I only asked you one time to stop playing and to
pick up your toys, Thank You.")
- You need to recognize opportunities and methods to
introduce new words.
- You need to select a core set of concept words
to target on a weekly basis.
- Define words verbally (e.g., "We say Putrid when
something smells really, really nasty").
- Provide examples or comparisons (e.g., "Rough
is what your daddy's chin feels like in the morning
- Use concrete words to label objects and events (e.g.,
"Listen. That dog is not barking. It sounds like he is whining;
- Use words to express relational and categorical concepts
(e.g., "This kiwi is a fruit. So are apples. What else is a fruit?")
- Demonstrate concepts with appropriate words and/or
props (e.g., "This is a hoe; you use it to scrape away the weeds
in the garden like this." Demonstrate action)
send e-mail to
with subject: unsubscribe