The "Zones of Regulation" as a remedial program for internationally adopted children with complex childhood trauma
For internationally adopted children, development has been mediated by complex childhood trauma. Many, if not all of them, demonstrate, in different degrees, the signs of what was defined as Developmental Trauma Disorder. Specific methodologies are necessary to address this condition.
Preparing For The Adopted Child's Future
At 16 every child with an IEP must have an Individual Transition Plan in preparation to future job skills development and independent living, but for an internationally adopted child it may be too late to begin at this age - the process must start much earlier to lead the child to such change. Jeltje Simons offers a lot of details on when and how the family should begin the process.
English for Your Adopted Child: How to Make Learning Faster and More Fun
Adopting a child from a foreign country is an inspiring time for your family, but no matter what age the child you welcome into your home is, you're likely going to be faced with the challenge of teaching them English. Don't fret, though, there are many creative and fun ways to accomplish this awesome goal:
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Psychomotor Agitation with the Anti-Social Content in Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents
Psychomotor Agitation (PMA) is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental excitation and anxiety of an individual. This psychomotor agitation is mostly unintentional and purposeless and stems from the traumatized child's anxiety.
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Transition Planning for Internationally Adopted Adolescents with Educational Handicapping Conditions
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".