International Adoption Info

Newsletter #75 for Internationally Adopting Parents
November 8, 2007
PAL Center Inc.



with the participation of
Dr. B. Gindis
in November 2007

FORUM 2007

Saturday, November 10
Pembroke, MA

Sunday, November 18
Montclair, NJ

Changes in the Initial Screening Procedure at BGCenter

In order to make room in our schedule and allow more children to go through the initial screening process, the BGCenter will differentiate this procedure in 2008:

For the children who are educationally at risk and will benefit from school placement below their age level, from classroom accommodations and supportive services within the general education, a written report is prepared, suitable for presentation to your school and/or referral to other specialists (as it was before).

For the children who are found to be developing without significant delays and will catch up with their peers being placed at school according to their age without formal remediation, an oral consultation with the explanation of the screening findings and further recommendations may be an appropriate lower cost solution.

The parents can make their decision on the type of report/presentation they will need at the end of the screening procedure.
BGCenter Administration

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Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Educational and mental health intervention for internationally adopted children
Dr. Gindis' summary of the latest research data on the state of intervention available in the US for internationally adopted children and their families. The psychologist highlights and comments the major findings of this publication.

Ellie Dixon
Teach your kids good manners
Young children need to learn how to stand up for themselves, but at the same time learn to take into account and respect the feelings and rights of others as well - in other words, they need to be taught good manners.

Ellie Dixon
The Art of the Storyteller - The Oral Tradition
Storytelling has since before history began been a vital method of communicating traditions and beliefs of a society from one generation to the next.

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ADHD Treatment:
Medication? or Therapy? or Both?

Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Notes on ADHD in internationally adopted children
The core of ADHD - impulsivity, restlessness, and inattentiveness - may be symptoms of many disorders, or just one of the characteristics of post-orphanage behavior, or a period of social adjustment.

Lisa Harp
Attention Deficit Disorder, what do we do?
Several tips on how to help teach ADHD children to focus with some simple changes in their learning environment.

ADHD Medication
The studies show that medication helps with long-term school outcomes.

Getting Dads involved
While working with parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Fabiano noticed something was missing: the fathers.

ADHD & Teen Drivers
For all teenagers, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death. For adolescents with ADHD, you multiply that by a factor of four, and it becomes a huge problem.


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