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Raising Bilingual Children Indianapolis IN

When I was growing up, the only way to raise a true world denizen was at an exorbitantly priced Swiss boarding school. Luckily, such elitism has been thrown out the window, and now parents raise bilingual and multicultural children themselves. The children grow up just as world-savvy and sophisticated -- and actually know their own parents! Still for the do-it-yourselfer, a few tips can smooth the way. Read on for more.

Ms. Patty Scanlon
PlayJourneys, Inc.
(317) 254-5640
5501 E 71st Street Suite 7A
Indianapolis, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S
Licensed in Indiana
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Carole Maguire
Carole Maguire, LCSW, LMHC
(317) 596-1966
6515East 82nd Street Suite 110
Indanapolis, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMHC
Licensed in Indiana
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Pe
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Samantha Wright
Wright Counseling Services
(317) 250-5414
13295 Merdian Corners Blvd Ste 111
Carmel, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Kathy Sebo
Kathy Sebo, LCSW
(317) 733-1641
11707 N. Michigan Rd., Suite F
Zionsville, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Sara Pollard
(317) 962-8191
Perinatal Mood Disorders Programclarian Women’S Health Services1701 N. Sena
Indianapolis, IN
 
Mrs. Melody Stiles
Melody Stiles
(317) 430-7997
9465 Counselors Row Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW,MAC, LCAC
Licensed in Indiana
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Di
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Christine Turo-Shields
Kenosis Counseling Center, Inc.
(317) 865-1674
1678 Fry Road Ste D
Greenwood, IN
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disor
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Debby Rogers
Debby Rogers-MSW-LCSW-ACSW
(888) 203-9499
500 Polk St. Bldg.#6 Suite P
Greenwood, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW-LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Rela
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
David A. Kearby, M.S.W.
(317) 923-2333
4401 North Central Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
M.S.W., Indiana University, 2011B.S.W., Indiana University, 2009
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Meridian Psychological Associates, P.C.

Jolyn Brewer
(317) 418-0597
Indianapolis, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Data Provided by:

Raising Bilingual Children

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Raising Bilingual Children: 5 Steps to Parenting Success
By Christina Bosemark 
Email bosemarkarticles@yahoo.com
Jun 6, 2006, 19:35
   

When I was growing up, the only way to raise a true world denizen was at an exorbitantly priced Swiss boarding school. Luckily, such elitism has been thrown out the window, and now parents raise bilingual and multicultural children themselves. The children grow up just as world-savvy and sophisticated -- and actually know their own parents! Still for the do-it-yourselfer, a few tips can smooth the way.

The most common question people ask me is How do I raise a bilingual child the best way? Easy, just talk to them! is my tongue-in-cheek response. It seems almost impossible to imagine the baby transforming into a communicating creature, let alone one conversant in several languages. Although, the miraculous progress from cooing to speech occurs in exactly the same fashion whether it transpires in one or in several languages, the practicalities are different.

Here are the first steps to raising your very own polyglot tot.

1. Family agreement:
Even though agreement within the family is perhaps the most essential ingredient, I am sometimes asked, What do I do if my partner doesn't want me speaking to our child in a language he doesn't understand?" An insecure spouse may fear being excluded from the secret language between the other parent and the child. Discuss and compromise. It is very important that couples find some solution that is acceptable to both parents as well as beneficial to the child.

2. Enthusiastic, yet realistic:
Once the idea of two languages has settled in, many people consider adding more. Usually the number of languages spoken within the household is enough for the child to absorb, but it's actually possible to successfully introduce as many as four languages simultaneously -- provided you can offer enough exposure and need for each one. Still, research suggests that a child needs to be exposed to a language 30% of his waking time to actively speak it, and since waking time is a finite quantity, so, too, is language acquisition.

3. The practical plan:
Next, you need to make sure you have a plan. Agree on who speaks what language to whom and then stick to it. There are endless variations on the two most successful language systems. The most common involves one person who always speaks to the child in the foreign language. Anyone who is spending a significant amount of time with the child can function as this primary speaker. The second common language system is where the whole family speaks in the foreign language. To add another language beyond those already spoken within the family, or if your family doesn t speak any foreign languages, you ll need to provide an outside source like an immersion program, a nanny or an au pair.

4. Get together:
Building a support network is probably the ...

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