When I talk to parents about assessment, many express a common concern:
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Intellectual Disability and Child Feedback
When Dr. Skye McLennan picked up 6-year-old Noah from his classroom for his first testing session, she asked him if he knew why he was coming with her.
“Because I was bad?” he hesitantly replied.Continue reading
Spreadsheet: Visuals and Videos for Feedback Sessions
Feedback sessions can be very talk-heavy.
Even if I am diligent about using the child’s words, it still can be a lot of language for a young person to process!
To help, I started collecting child-friendly videos, graphics, books, celebrity profiles, and websites that relate to specific diagnoses and the power of neurodiversity. You can find them all in the spreadsheet below.Continue reading
Explaining Multiple Diagnoses To Kids
For the complete How to Explain a Diagnosis to Kids series, visit www.BrainBuildingBook.com.
Finding developmentally appropriate, positive, non-overwhelming language to explain one diagnosis to a child is hard enough…
But what about when the child has multiple diagnoses?Continue reading
Handout: Child Feedback Language Guide
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:Continue reading