International Adoption Info

Newsletter #130 for Internationally Adopting Parents
May 17, 2010
PAL Center Inc.


New Classes
for Adoption Preparation and Postadoption Help

Course SJM1
The reality of parenting an internationally adopted child under 3

Course program


New Specialist
in the BGCenter-West

Carol Zelaya
School Psychologist,
M.Ed., Ed.S.

Beginning June 2010,
we accept Spanish-speaking internationally adopted children
for psychological screening, proper school placement determination, and services
in our BGCenter-West office
in Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information
call 845-694-8496

or email

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Language Abilities and Reading Skills

Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP
Functional Strategies for Improving the Language Abilities of Your Adopted School-Age Child
While most internationally adopted children catch up to their peers in language development somewhat quickly, not all internationally adopted children demonstrate equal progress by the time they reach school age. Below are some suggestions on how parents can facilitate their school age child’s language skills and improve their language abilities via fun interactive games that the whole family can enjoy and benefit from.

Child-1st Publications LLC
Activities For Using Kindergarten Sight Words
The article describes some fun activities to familiarize your child with sight words and help him or her to better remember them. The games are intended for use with Child1st's stylized sight words, each of which includes a picture embedded into the plain word. Many of the games also require a chart to display the sight words. They may be played with kindergartners and beyond.

Pat Lee
Encouraging Children To Read More Books
Kids have the perfect mindset to get lost in the joy of a good book. Books for kids are ultimately the inspiration for healthy imaginative play, long term reading skills, and even the springboard for theoretical conversation at the dinner table.

New Articles

Maria Benito
Baby Jealousy -- How to Tame the Green-Eyed Monsters
Baby jealousy is an all-too-common reaction of children in growing families. Here are some useful tips to help you keep the green-eyed monster at bay.

Steven Winters
Learn How to Deal With an ADHD Child
Managing a child with ADHD is quite a challenging process. However, gaining proper knowledge can help you to cope with him/her easier. First, you need to accept that there is a problem. Denying the problem neither helps you nor your child. You need to remember that parenting will require more patience than parenting a healthy child. If your spouse is strict with the child, you need to be lenient. Following some simple tips can help to deal with the child better.

Chris Robertson
Enhance Learning with Children's Books and Music
Children who learn to read early and well have a better chance of reaching their full potential in school and in life. Reading is the most fundamental learning skill; children who do not learn to read when they are young have difficulty learning, achieving, and succeeding throughout their lives.


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