Handouts & Resources

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The handouts and resources mentioned in the presentation are posted below.

Parent Handout: Preparing Your Child for Testing

A handout for parents with suggested language for how to talk to their child about the testing process.

Available in English and Spanish.

Brain Maps

Images to help explain different parts of the brain to elementary and adolescent-aged children.

Handout: Child-Friendly Assessment Summary

A tool for organizing assessment results in child-friendly language.

Use this tool for school meetings, online feedback sessions, or as a summary cover sheet for the full report.

3 Box Simplified Summary

A simple summary for very young children and those with developmental delays.

Spreadsheet: Videos and Images for Explaining Differences

A living resource with videos, images, and child-friendly explanations for common diagnoses.  Check back often for updates!

Child Friendly Diagnosis Language Guide

Child-friendly language for explaining common diagnoses and processing differences.

Child Feedback Session Agenda

A proposed agenda and preparation checklist for child feedback sessions.

Prompts to Build a Shared Language

Prompts to help children ask their own questions, reflect on their experience, and connect testing to real life.

Blog: How to Explain a Diagnosis to Kids

Each post includes language, strategies, and tools for psychologists, teachers, and parents to talk to kids about their amazingly different brains.

Now with PDF printables for parents!

The Brain Building Books

Personalized workbooks to help kids understand their amazing brains and become strong self-advocates!

Two Sides to the Coin

Language for helping parents shift the lens on how they see their child’s challenges.

My Child Was Diagnosed…What’s Next?

After getting a diagnosis, many parents feel lost.

Here’s what to do next!

Script for Explaining a Diagnosis

A step-by-step, fill-in-the-blank script for explaining a diagnosis to a child.


Additional reading for those interested in the theoretical underpinnings of the Brain Building Feedback Framework.

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