At the Center
for Cognitive-Developmental Assessment and Remediation (BGCenter)
we specialize with the psychological services to internationally
adopted children and their families.
We work with preschool
and school age children (4-18 years old).
psychologist Dr. Boris Gindis offers a whole
range of highly specialized services: from parents' consultations
to most complex psychological assessments of children: initial
psychological screenings in your child's native language,
developmental and cognitive assessments, psycho-educational
and combined developmental, neuropsychological and educational
evaluations, which are most appropriate for children with
traumatic and culturally different past who have to switch
their language at adoption.
Dr. Gindis' concentration is an assessment
of internationally adopted children with FASD, language
and cognitive disorders and learning disabilities, children
with behavioral and emotional disabilities rooted in the
early trauma and deprivation. Special attention is given
to accurate diagnosing of these children and their remediation
via all-inclusive individualized remedial planning and services
available at schools, in the family, and community.
team includes various professionals trained to work with internationally
adopted children; all specialists are bilingual and understand
your child's language.
assessment is recommended for a child, exhibiting
symptoms of cognitive impairment, learning disability,
and/or significant developmental disorder, the nature
of which needs to be understood to develop a comprehensive
remedial program for this child.
Trauma: The Dark Side of
Bringing up and educating
the internationally adopted children is a formidable task.
How to deal with their developmental delays, emotional vulnerability,
"mixed maturity," cumulative cognitive deficit, and
other challenges? This book is filled with insights, rarely found
in many overly optimistic publications on international adoption.
Based on clinical experience and written for professionals and
parents alike, this book poses the questions and gives answers
on many unavoidable issues of a traumatized child.