#97 for Internationally Adopting Parents
October 30, 2008
PAL Center Inc.
joins the BGCenter Bilingual Extension network
Dr. Gindis' participation
in November 2008
28th Annual Adoption Conference
Where the Joy Begins
Presented by the
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.
November 23, 2008
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cornell Medical Center
1300 York Ave.
East 70th St.
New York City, New York
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...We find ways to work around the problems so
that the students fit into the mold of what we do at home and in school
everyday. Our main motivation becomes applying strategies that help
them exhibit what we consider to be typical behaviors
sit appropriately in the classroom or at church, learn academic
skills, play on the playground equipment, wait in line without becoming
upset, greet others when we see them, etc. While we may also look
for ways to support their communication and to improve their relationships
with others, we do this on a very surface level without really understanding
the obstacles that create those problems in the first place. And,
because we dont really understand the root issues that create
these problems, we resort to compensation techniques rather than remediating
the root causes...
to school: How to strive and thrive during the transition
Some ideas on how to get the child back into routine
after a vacation
ideas for families
Several ideas on what can be done together with
your children and the rest of the family...
can I get my child to stop teasing?
The best course is to help him develop his emotional
intelligence (loosely defined as the ability to cope with one's own
feelings as well as those of others). This will enable him to sense
when his teasing is mean-spirited, hostile, or simply inappropriate.
Gindis, my school said that you cannot participate in our upcoming EPC
by phone, they want you to be present in person. What will we do?
A: Although the
preferred method is a face-to-face meeting, the 1999 regulations at
34 CFR § 300. 345(c); § 300.349 [a] specifically allow
public agencies to use other methods to ensure required members' participation,
including individual and telephone conference calls. IDEA 2004 takes
this provision one step further to include video conferencing, stating
that when conducting IEP meetings and placement meetings, members of
the CSE meeting may agree to use alternative means of meeting participation
such as video conferences and conference calls.
See § 614(f).
B. Gindis, Ph.D.
Stuttering in Bilingual Children
Children who are bilingual before the age of 5 are
significantly more likely to stutter and to find it harder to lose their
impediment, than children who speak only one language before this age,
suggests recent research
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