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International Adoption Psychological Services
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When and why to ask for the service
Preparation by client
The outcome
Pre-adoption service
Evaluation of videotapes, medical and educational records
Instructions on gathering school related info in Russia and in your school district
Telephone conferences with relevant professionals in Russia

As soon as you obtain tapes and documents of a perspective child

Recommended online course (before the trip to Russia)
Presentation 1: Pre-adoption videotape evaluation: possibilities and limitations

Presentation 2: The educational information you need to bring back from Russia

Presentation 3: Myths and reality
Mail in copies of all materials
Enclose payment (check)

Written report is sent to client via e-mail or fax
Follow up telephone consultation

Adoption consultation
This service is designed for perspective adoptive parents participating in summer hosting programs

Gather and bring to the appointment all relevant information about the child
Recommended Course JSBG1-
Hosting Orphans From Abroad (CD or online course)
Oral presentation and interpretation of findings
Initial screening
Assessment of cognitive and academic functioning in native language
Recommendations for appropriate school placement and remedial services

Within the first month after arrival, preferably before actual school placement
If there are obvious "red flags" in child's history (like "Oligophrenia" or "Delay In Language Development", etc.)
As an early detection of possible hidden problems
To plan your educational strategies during the adjustment period

Gather and bring to the appointment all relevant information about the child
Recommended online courses that help to decide on the necessity and type of an assessment (before the office visit)
Course BG2- School Readiness and School Placement of an Internationally Adopted Child

Course BG3 - Initial Psycho-Educational Screening And Full Assessment of an Internationally Adopted Child

Written consultation summary
Oral presentation and interpretation of findings

Telephone consultation
Advice on any particular psychological issue of your child
Professional opinion regarding specific remedial programs, services or therapies
Preparation for Educational Planning Conferences

Any time you need professional support

Formulate your concerns and compose your questions
Send your questions by email to our office prior to consultation
Schedule a consultation and call in at a confirmed time

Telephone discussion and recommendations

Second opinion service
Review of existing psycho-educational reports and analysis of their strengths and shortcomings
Advice on modifications you may request and strategies you may employ for an upcoming EPC

Your child had been already evaluated, and you disagree with or question the findings
Before signing the Individualized Educational Plan, if you have concerns or reservations.

Formulate your concerns and compose your questions
Mail in all the documents related to the review (send copies only)
Recommended online courses (before the office visit; dependent on the issues)
Course BG5 - School Issues of an Internationally Adopted Child: Language

Course BG7 - School Issues of an Internationally Adopted Child: Behavior

Depending on the case:

Informal e-mail communication
Telephone consultation
Written review of the examined reports and IEPs
Formal expert determination on disputed subject

full psychological assessment
A complete bilingual psycho-educational evaluation to address language, cognitive, behavioral, and academic issues

When you feel that the assessment of your child by the bilingual specialist(s), experienced with internationally adopted post-institutionalized children will make a difference
When you are not satisfied with your school's understanding of your child's background and needs

Mail in copies of all adoption related documents (medical, court, educational)
Mail in all previous reports, IEPs, therapy progress notes
Recommended online courses that help to decide on the necessity and type of an assessment (before the office visit)
Course BG3 - Initial Psycho-Educational Screening And Full Assessment of an Internationally Adopted Child

Comprehensive evaluation with written report, school placement and remedial services recommendations

 

 

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