Category Archives: Child Feedback Sessions

How to Explain Dyslexia to Kids

The dyslexic adults I see often come in thinking they’re lazy, or broken, or worse, stupid.

As children, they were told that they had a deficit – and the conversation stopped there.  

When those same dyslexic adults and I do an assessment together, we learn that they are far from lazy, broken, or stupid.  In fact, we end up rewriting the narrative of their entire childhood.

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Handout: Kid-Friendly Assessment Summary

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?

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Tools for Explaining Testing Results to Kids

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!

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