Dr. Liz Angoff is an educational psychologist in private practice. She has also developed books and a framework around how to talk to your learner about their diagnosis. She shares how to explain and prepare learners for testing, giving scripts and establishing language around testing and learning profiles. In this conversation, you’ll hear how important it is for the learners themselves to use their own language because–spoiler alert–they already have their own narrative about what’s going on. She shares how assessment and diagnoses can be healing and affirmative, how feedback starts before the intake session, and how assessment is a discovery process of strengths and “whats under construction”. She talks about how diagnosis leads towards a healthy narrative and gives community and how parent processing time is critical for setting kids up for ongoing conversations with language they understand and use.

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