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Raising Bilingual Children Salt Lake City UT

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. Anne Evans-Cazier
Evans Counseling, LLC
(801) 582-0208
1308 S. 1700 E. Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Deanna Rosen
Deanna L. Rosen, LCSW
(801) 288-1062
970 East Murray-Holladay Road Suite 2E
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Janet Chen
(801) 597-3918
12465 S. Fort Street Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided by:
Terry Nani
(801) 294-7800
Salt Lake City, UT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Nicole Turville
Family Counseling Center
(801) 261-3500
5250 So. Commerce Drive (320 W. ) Suite 250
Murray, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Rocio Paredes-Mora
Private Practice
(801) 386-0167
Carriage Crossing
Bountiful, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
2 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Steven Chen
Management Systems
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street, Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Utah
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Ob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jessica Withee
(435) 659-2354
Withee Psychotherapy Services275 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of California, Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(801) 647-9951
136 South Main Street, Suite 820
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Domestic Abuse or Violence,Infertility or Adoption,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Male
Education
Doctoral Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State UniversityPost-Degree Certificate: Medical Family Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical CenterMasters Degree: Marriage and Family Therapy, University of NebraskaBachelors: Utah State U
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Swinton Counseling

Data Provided by:

Raising Bilingual Children

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Parent & Child

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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