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.
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?
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:
The evolving conversation around neurodiversity celebrates the unique minds and superpowers of neurodivergent profiles such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, and more.
But what about the kids who struggle with explosive, disruptive, or oppositional behaviors?
For me, talking to kids about anxiety can feel like a catch-22:
Talking about anxiety tends to make kids feel more anxious, which then makes it even harder to talk about!