School Psychology Review

Psychoeducational Adjustment Of English-speaking Caribbean And Central American Immigrant Children In The United States

Tania N. Thomas

pp. 566-576

Mini-Series: Understanding and Meeting the Psychological and Educational Needs of African-American and Spanish-Speaking Students

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This study is an overview of the existing literature on the psychoeducational adjustment of immigrant children from English-speaking countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Issues of education, language differences, sociocultural adjustment, and in the case of Central America immigrant children, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are addressed by providing a deeper understanding of the literature and guided by the experience of the author. The role of the school psychologist as an advocate in the school system for the immigrant student and the family is discussed.