The Brain Building Book

Empowering children with the language to explain their amazing brains!

Explaining testing results to children is tricky.

The Brain Building Book was 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.  I expect it to enhance the child and family’s engagement in the intervention process.

Dr. Cecil Reynolds, ABN, ABPdN

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!  

It is very difficult to provide feedback to children, let alone parents and teachers!  This book allows children to understand their learning strengths and challenges using pictures and guides rather than the busy words embedded within our reports.

Dr. Steven Feifer, NCSP, ABSNP

[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

[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

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

Click below to give it a try with the kids you work with!

Learn more and see a full preview in this video.


Dr. Liz

Dr. Liz is a Licensed Educational Psychologist with a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology. She provides assessment and consultation services to families in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Liz has been working with students, families, and teachers for over 20 years in public schools, community settings, and private practice. She began her career as a classroom teacher, though quickly realized her superpowers were more aligned to supporting children and families who fell outside the lines.  She went on to become a family advocate and then a school psychologist for the public school system for over a decade.  Dr. Liz is currently in private practice, specializing in neuropsychological assessment to help children understand what they need to support the power of their amazing brains.  

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