#72 for Internationally Adopting Parents
September 27, 2007
of preschool and school age
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Adoption: Children are
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Dr. Gindis answers
Tutoring VS. Educational
Dr. Gindis, you mentioned
the difference between tutoring and educational remediation. Where is
Tutoring is usually provided by general education
teachers (not trained in remedial techniques) and is aimed at supporting
a student with classroom assignments. It is generally directed toward
helping with homework.
Remediation (sometimes called educational therapy) is an intensive
corrective (and in this respect curative) approach that rebuilds the
student's knowledge base from wherever his/her instructional level is
at the moment. Based on the diagnostic/prescriptive approach to instruction,
the remediation identifies the student's academic gaps and skill level.
The instructor is able to target and address these weaknesses directly
using special methodology. Here are some examples of reading remedial
- Orton-Gillingham is the structured, sequential,
multi-sensory teaching of written language based on constant use of
associations between how a letter or a word look, how they sound, and
how the speech organs or the hand in writing feel when producing it.
Children also learn general rules of the English language such when
to use -ck and -tch.
- The Wilson Reading System is a 12-Step remedial
reading and writing program for individuals with a language-based learning
disability. This program is based on Orton-Gillingham philosophy and
principles and current phonological coding research. It directly teaches
the structure of words in the English language so that students master
the coding system for reading and spelling. Unlike other programs that
overwhelm the student with rules, the language system is presented in
a very systematic and cumulative manner so that it is manageable. From
the beginning steps of the program, it includes oral expressive language
development and comprehension. Visualization techniques are used to
- Project Read is an alternative approach to teaching
reading and writing concepts and skills to children/adolescents in mainstream
classrooms as well as in special education and Chapter One services.
It began as a decoding/encoding program, but it was soon very apparent
that the majority of these students had more pervasive language learning
problems; so the program curriculum was expanded to include reading
comprehension and written expression. Thus the name "language Circle,"
which describes the integration of all the elements of language learning.
- Lindamood-Bell Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS) Program
successfully stimulates phonemic awareness. Students become aware of
the mouth actions that produce speech sounds. This awareness becomes
the means of verifying sounds within words and enables individuals to
become self-correcting in reading and spelling, and speech. The Visualizing
and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking (V/V) program
develops concept imagery through a series of steps beginning with expressive
language and extending from a word to paragraphs.
with Dr. Jane Aronson
Some people prefer to adopt
an older child because they can really see who the child is.
reasonable Question about Adopting Special Needs
it's very kind to accept special needs kids, why would one specifically
Through Eye Contact
Do you have a child who struggles
with attachment? Whether an infant or an older child, is eye contact
too difficult for him or her?
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