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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Manhattan office (6 East 94th Street)

Boris Gindis Ph.D.

Educational issues in children adopted from overseas orphanages

  • Introduction: how do the pre-adoption experiences of children relate to their school performance?
  • What in pre-adoption documentation is significant for school progress?
  • How to prepare for schooling before actual adoption: pre-adoption school visit, questions to ask, and arrangements to make.
  • How to determine the "school readiness" of a newly adopted child?
  • The best practices in evaluation of internationally adopted children: what parents should know about the types of school-related assessments, tests, and clinical procedures.
  • School-based remediation: appropriate placement, supportive services, teaching methodologies.
  • Home-based remediation: methods and organization.
  • Community based remediation: a review of existing major approaches to remediation of internationally adopted children.
  • Conclusion: guidelines for creating a remediation plan for your child.

More Info:
Spence-Chapin Services to Children & Families
Rita Taddonio, LCSW,
Director of Adoption Resource Center & SPARK Post Adoption Services
tel: 212 360-0214



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