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Conference
Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Adopted English Language Learners (ELLs)

Michael's Banquet Facility
4885 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, New York 14075
Presenter - Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Program on Friday, February 29, 2008
ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sign-in

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presentation
School Issues of
Internationally Adopted Children

  1. The nature and roots of possible academic issues of international adoptees.
  2. Academic readiness of international adoptees.
  3. Cumulative Cognitive Deficit in international adoptees: how to prevent and compensate.

    • The symptoms of Cumulative Cognitive Deficit (CCD)
    • Chronic mismatch between the child's learning capacity and academic placement, teaching style and level of instruction
    • Remediation of Cumulative Cognitive Deficit

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Questions and Answers

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Presentation
School placement and the role of
psycho-educational evaluation of internationally adopted children

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Questions and Answers

Program on Saturday, March 01, 2008
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sign-in

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presentation
Post-Institutional Behavior in
Internationally Adopted Children

  1. The major causes of behavior problems in post-institutional children

    o Life before institution: impact of trauma
    o Life in institution: survival skills


  2. What is "Post-Institutionalized Behavior Syndrome"?
  3. What are the strategies to deal with behavior issues in post-institutional children?

Presentation
Language Lost - Language Found Experience in Children Adopted Internationally

  1. How do language disorders or delays differ from passing difficulties of second language learning in internationally adopted children?
  2. The causes of rapid loss of the native language by an international adoptee.
  3. The therapeutic value and negative consequences of a rapid loss of the first language by an international adoptee.
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Questions and Answers

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers

For a registration form go to:
Please note:
The conference is reserved for educators and parents of adopted children in the New York State only
For more information please contact:
Anne Henry Montante
Senior Coordinator
West Region BETAC
716.821.7545
ahenry@e1b.org
Vega Sanchez Hernandez
Coordinator
West Region BETAC
716.821.7545

vsanchez@e1b.org
            
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