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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?

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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:

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Explaining (Reframing) Oppositional Behavior to Kids

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?

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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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