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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).

Our chief 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.

Our Russian Extension team includes various professionals trained to work with internationally adopted children; all specialists are bilingual and understand your child's language.

Individual 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 Plan.

Is your child prepared for the adulthood?

Problem Screening & Referral

Free telephone consultation on the appropriate resources  and services for your child available
at the BGCenter.
In-Office Consultation During Hosting

In-office consultation on the current developmental
status of your hosted child.

Initial Screening

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 language.
Telephone Consultation with Child Psychologist

A private consultation with child psychologist
Dr. Boris Gindis
on specific issues of your adopted child.
Pre-adoption Service

Review of medical records, developmental history, videotapes and photos of a prospective adoptee of 3 years and older
Second Opinion Service

The opinion of a specialist on the quality and drawbacks of your internationally adopted child's previous assessments
Disability Manifestation Determination

Disability manifestation determination service for an internationally adopted child at school.
A combined 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.


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The New Book
by Dr. Gindis



The Dark Side of International Adoption

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.

The book is sold by:



CRC Press