After the assessment is over, the next challenge is explaining the results to the child. This is no easy task – understanding testing results is hard enough as an adult!
So, how do we translate our often long and complex reports into child-friendly language, so that every kid leaves knowing how to explain their amazing brain?
Helping kids understand their learning differences doesn’t happen at the feedback session – it’s an ongoing conversation throughout the assessment.
Talking to kids about learning differences and disabilities is not a one-time conversation. But as a testing psychologist with limited time, it can often feel like I’ve only got one shot.
Explaining learning differences to children is challenging.
As a testing psychologist, I’ve struggled to find the right language to help kids understand their differences in an empowering way. It’s easy to overwhelm a young mind, and many students just stare back with that glazed-over look, or stay focused on the negative.
In talking to others in the field, it turns out I’m not alone!