Brain Building Tools

Explaining a diagnosis to kids is tricky…these tools were built to help!

This is a great way to provide understandable explanations to kids about how the brain works and why the interventions are going to be effective.  

Dr. Cecil Reynolds, ABN, ABPdN

Professor, author, and test developer

The Brain Building Book

(Ages 5-10)


I love it! It’s so immensely creative. The majority of clinicians don’t do feedback sessions with kids because “demystification” is easier said than done – this changes that.

Dr. Steven Feifer, NCSP, ABSNP

I used it today with two different kids and it was transformational!

Dr. Rebecca Murray Metzger, PhD

Engaging Interactive Visuals

The Brain Building Book contains vibrant, colorful illustrations with lots of room to write and draw on the pages, based on the child’s ideas, thoughts, and experiences.

Preventing Overwhelm

It’s easy to overwhelm a child at the feedback session with all we’ve learned about them.  The Brain Building Book helps kids ask their own assessment questions so that it’s easy to know what is most important to them, and what they are ready to hear. 

Empowering Language

Using a growth mindset-based metaphor for how the brain is constantly changing, The Brain Building Book helps build a shared vocabulary with the child for talking about strengths and challenges.

Supporting Parents

The Brain Building Book is designed to give parents a concrete reference for the words we use to talk about their child’s profile. Parents report that having this language written down has been extremely helpful in those moments when their child hits a roadblock or needs help navigating a new challenge!  

Brain Building 101

(Ages 11+)

This has changed my life. It’s revolutionary!

Dr. Rita Eichenstein, PhD

Author, Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children

Liz Angoff’s Brain Building books are wonderful tools to help children and adolescents understand the results of their cognitive and neuropsychological test results, and the collaborative process through which she involves children throughout an assessment is state-of-the-art!

Dr. Stephen Finn, PhD

President, Therapeutic Assessment Institute

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  I would want to use this in all my assessments and think it is really helpful and practical to demystify the assessment process and engage students.

Hannah Acevedo, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA

[My daughter] was very excited about it when she first brought it home and shared it with all loved ones.  She shared it with her teacher when school started and she pulls it out any time the subject of dyslexia comes up.

Parent of a 4th-Grade Student

I think it makes things click – and not just for kids.  It’s a working guide for my son’s brain!

Parent of a 1st-Grade Student

[The Brain Building Book] feels like the thing I’ve been searching for all my career.  It’s fun, simple, engaging, and brain-based. It gives you this lovely tangible thing to share with parents and teachers.

Dr. Sarah Wheeler, LEP

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