Functional Strategies for Improving the Language Abilities of Your Adopted School-Age Child
This article describes fun and functional ways of improving your adopted school age child's language abilities via popular games the whole family can enjoy. It also describes the hiearchy of language acquisition skills as well as offers some ideas and suggestions for successful implementation of strategies to increase your child's abilities and promote maximum learning success.
Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP
Creating a learning rich environment to facilitate language development in adopted preschoolers
This article provides some suggestions on how to facilitate development of language skills (Russian or English) in internationally adopted preschoolers. It offers implementation strategies for parents as well as lists useful websites of interest.
Helping Your Child to Acquire Language: How to be Explicit, Consistent and Redundant
The problem of how a child comes to know what words refer to what objects or actions is complicated by the fact that a single object or event has many parts and features which can be referred to in a great many ways. The key to helping your child to acquire language as soon as possible is to create persistent frames of references within his immediate environment. To do it you have to be explicit, consistent, and redundant.
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
What should adoptive parents know about their children’s language-based school difficulties? Part 5.
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 5 of the series.