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.
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!
Undoubtedly, this approach also helps parents understand and be more empathic to their children.
The Brain Building Book
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Give it a try with the kids you work with!
Brain Building 101 (ages 11+)
Now available for preorder!
Brain Building 101 is currently available for preorder on Kickstarter!
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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.
[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.
I think it makes things click – and not just for kids. It’s a working guide for my son’s brain!
[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.