BGCenter and Affiliated Sites
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.
Transition Plan Preparation
The federal law (IDEA-2004 Section
300.43, FR Doc 06-6656, Federal Register: 8/14/2006,
Volume 71, Number 156) requires that by the age
of 16 a student with IEP has an Individual Transition
Is your child prepared for the adulthood?
Screening & Referral
Free telephone consultation
on the appropriate resources and services for
your child available
at the BGCenter.
Psychological evaluation in the native
language of your internationally adopted child for
the determination of proper school placement.
We do initial psychological
screenings in the Russian
Review of medical records, developmental
history, videotapes and photos of a prospective adoptee
of 3 years and older
The opinion of
a specialist on the quality and drawbacks of your
internationally adopted child's previous assessments
Disability manifestation determination
service for an internationally adopted child at school.
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.