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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Transition Planning for Internationally Adopted Adolescents with Educational Handicapping Conditions 1/3/2016 The purpose of this article is to help families with internationally adopted (IA) adolescents plan their youngsters' life after high school and ensure that they gain the skills, self-confidence and social connections they need for adulthood. The Individual Transitional Plan (ITP) is designed to create the basis for their future independent (or semi-independent) life, gainful (or supportive/sheltered) employment, and most importantly, the emotional stability and social connectedness that is the foundation for what is commonly known as "normal life".
View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP What parents need to know about speech-language assessment of older internationally adopted children 10/29/2013 This article discusses language development of older IA children. It explains the difference between communicative and cognitive language competencies, offers pre-adoption recommendations, addresses pre-assessment preparations, and provides recommendations on best speech-language assessment practices for post-institutionalized children adopted at older ages.

This post originally appeared on the Smart Speech Therapy LLC Blog. It is based on Elleseff, T (2013) Changing Trends in International Adoption: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 3: 45-53

View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP The Value of Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Follow-up Among International Adoption Professionals 9/12/2012 The article explains the benefits of building multidisciplinary collaboration for parents and international adoption professionals. It offers case examples explaining the importance of professional communication, suggestions on how to develop productive professional relationships with other service providers, as well as explains the numerous benefits of teamwork.
View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP What are social pragmatic language deficits and how do they impact international adoptees years post adoption? 3/14/2011 This article defines pragmatic language impairment, explains the referral process for assessment and intervention of pragmatic language deficits, cites select assessment instruments sensitive to detection of pragmatic language impairment as well as explains the advantages and disadvantages of social pragmatic assessment and intervention in school vs. private therapy settings.
View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP A case for early speech-language assessments of adopted children in the child’s birth language 2/23/2011 This article reviews the speech and language “red flags” in several different age groups of newly adopted children (0-3 vs. 3+ years) as well as discusses the benefits of early speech and language assessments in the child’s birth language.
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