When talking to a child about their testing results, it’s hard to find language that is positive, developmentally appropriate, and not overwhelming.
Over the past few months, I’ve shared a set of articles dedicated to finding this language and helping us explain common diagnoses to kids, including:
- How to Explain ADHD to Kids
- How to Explain Dyslexia to Kids
- How to Explain Autism to Kids
- How to Explain Anxiety to Kids
- Reframing Behavioral Challenges for Kids
The specific wording from each of these articles is now in one central document, as an easy-reference guide. I’ve been using this as my own “cheat sheet” to help me prepare for child feedback sessions.
This guide includes a list of common strengths and challenges for each diagnosis. There are also suggestions for ways to define each diagnosis for the child.
Many practitioners are finding that this language is not only helpful for the children they work with, but also for parents to understand the most important pieces of their child’s profile.
I hope it’s helpful to your practice!
Coming Soon! The Feedback Workbook for Adolescents
Last year, I introduced a workbook to help guide practitioners through a collaborative and therapeutic assessment process with elementary-age children.
That workbook, The Brain Building Book, has now helped thousands of young children (and their parents) understand their amazing brains!
But the question I get most often is, “What do you do for older kids?”
On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, the Brain Building Book for Adolescents will be available through Kickstarter, a crowd-funding platform. At that time, those who are interested will be able to preorder their copies.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter allows us to learn if there is enough community support to make it possible to produce this book at scale.
If we are able to reach our funding goal, the book will be printed and you will receive your copies shortly thereafter!
If we do not reach our goal the book will not be printed, and everyone will simply get their money back.
If a tool like this could be helpful for your work with adolescents, please click here to be notified when the Kickstarter campaign starts and help us reach our goal!
Thank you for your help in bringing this empowering feedback tool to life!
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Thank you for all you do to help children understand their amazing brains!