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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 Cory Ellerd Psychiatry VS Psychology: Similarities and Differences 6/7/2010 There are many interesting similarities and differences, as well as some myths we are going to debunk. Psychologists and Psychiatrists both treat mental health, and one of the first differences you might see is the varied nomenclature. Both terms start with Psych, dealing with issues of the mind, or Psyche. The difference however is the focus during training. Psychology has the suffix -ology, which comes from the Greek word for the study of or science of.
View Mary Harper

Language Usage in Preschoolers

5/24/2010 Last Monday was quite a hectic morning for the local speech and hearing clinic. Examinations were conducted by speech clinicians and hearing technicians for twenty five children to see if there was any speech or hearing problems.
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.
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.
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