- International adoptees are not bilingual.
- International adoptees have delays and weaknesses
in their first language.
- International adoptees learn English in
a different way than "typical" English language
- The causes of rapid loss of the native language
by an international adoptee.
- The therapeutic value and negative consequences
of a rapid loss of the first language by an international
- What are the pros and cons of preserving
the native language?
- Parents share thoughts about their experience
with bilingual issues.
- Communicative language fluency and cognitive
language mastery in international adoptees.
- The pattern of English language learning
by international adoptees.
- Language issues of children adopted at an
early age and still having language-based problems in school.
- Is an ESL program beneficial for IA child?
- Can an ESL program be helpful to IA children?
- ESL and remedial services.
- Temporary difficulties in second language
learning or a genuine language disorder?
- Do international adoptees have more behavioral
problems than their peers?
- Major causes of behavior problems in international
adoptees from developmental, psychiatric, and socio/cultural
- Developmental disabilities and institutional
- Culture and language as mediators of initial
- Initial adjustment period phases.
- How to manage behavioral issues during the
initial adjustment period.
- Components of Post-Orphanage
- How to manage Post-Orphanage Behavior of
- The specificity of ADHD in international
- The specificity of PTSD in international
- The specificity of AD in international adoptees.
- The nature and roots of possible academic
issues of international adoptees.
- Primary and secondary disabilities as the roots of
possible academic issues
- Risk factors for academic success and the age of adoption
- What does it take an international adoptee to be successful
- Academic readiness of international adoptees.
- The issue of school readiness in contemporary American
- The specificity of readiness issues in international
- The symptoms of Cumulative Cognitive Deficit
(CCD) in international adoptees.
- Case study: chronic mismatch between the
child's learning capacity and academic placement, teaching
style, and level of instruction.
- The essence and specificity of Cumulative
Cognitive Deficit in internationally adopted post-institutionalized
- Remediation of Cumulative Cognitive Deficit
in international adoptees.
- What is the appropriate school placement
for international adoptees?
- The initial screening and full psycho-educational
assessment of international adoptees
- Who is the right specialist to do a psycho-educational
evaluation of an internationally adopted child?
- Tests and procedures used in psycho-educational
- The issue of eligibility for special education
placement and services for international adoptees
- The process of obtaining special education
services for international adoptees
- Existing remedial opportunities for international
adoptees at school