SELECTED ARTICLES: GENERAL PROBLEMS & ADVICE
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. The signs of speech and language delay in young internationally adopted children 5/10/2006 This article was inspired by a telephone consultation with a prospective parent concerned about a 3 year old child from South America, who she was considering for adoption. A pediatrician evaluated the child and gave him a “clean bill of health” but was doubtful about his speech: the child was not talking at all and instead pointed at things as a means of expressing himself. The child had a hearing test which came back fine.
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. What should adoptive parents know about their children’s language-based school difficulties? Part 4. 11/3/2005 In the series of articles Dr. Gindis explains what happens with the language of adoptees from foreign countries when they arrive to the US and begin their life in American families. Dr. Gindis explains why language metamorphosis in internationally adopted children are often the reason for so many school issues, specific to these children only and what parents need to know to help their children to overcome these problems. This is part 4 of the series.
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View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP Differential diagnosis of AD/HD and Auditory Processing Disorders in Internationally Adopted School Age Children 6/16/2011 This article explains the difference between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and auditory processing disorders. It also outlines the referral process for differential assessment of auditory processing disorders, explains the roles of both audiologist and the speech language pathologist in the assessment and remediation of auditory processing disorders. Finally, this article cites select assessment instruments sensitive to detection of auditory processing deficit, explains the benefits of multidisciplinary approach to identification and differential diagnosis of processing disorders as well as provides general explanations for parents with respect to treatment approaches to auditor
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View Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP Understanding the extent of speech and language delays in older internationally adopted children 10/25/2011 This article introduces options available to parents with regard to determining the extent of their child’s birth language delay at the time of adoption. It refutes select myths regarding common school placements (e.g., ESL) for adopted children as well as reviews strategies of qualifying school age children with birth language delays for speech language services. The article reiterates the difference between communicative and cognitive language mastery of adopted children as well as cites select resources (e.g., letter template) available for parents who are requesting speech language services for their adopted child within the school system.
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View Jackie Durnin Substituting Words In Baby Sign Language 11/23/2007 Many parents have their own words that they prefer to use with their baby in certain situations such as meal times, breastfeeding, bedtime etc.
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