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.
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.
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.
I used it today with two different kid clients, and it was transformational! Both were so much more engaged in the conversation.
I really appreciate having some language to talk about this with my son. We can actually talk about the hard things without him shutting down on me.