The Cradle, 2049 Ridge Ave., presents an

adoptive parent workshop on how to promote a child’s language skills.  Topics covered include how to set expectations for typical language development, developing strategies for home language stimulation, and identifying red flags for speech problems that may require more direct treatment.  This workshop, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on April 17, is open to all adoptive parents. The cost is $20 per person. Call 847-475-5800 or go to