Letter to your Child
This is a photo of my office
Parents: This letter may be helpful for kids ages 6-12 who want to know what testing will be like
You know how everyone has things they are good at, and things that are hard for them?
My job is to figure out what you are good at, and what's hard for you. That way, if something is hard for you, we can figure out how to make it better.
When you come to my office, I will ask you to do a lot of things. We’ll look at pictures and play different brain games. Lots of things will be new for you. We'll sit at a desk and work together.
Some of the tasks are really easy. Others might be hard. Most of the time, we will start out easy before things get hard. I'm excited to find out which tasks challenge you. That helps me learn how you learn.
I think you'll find some games are really interesting and fun. You get to draw, build things, and look at pictures. Some tasks might be boring, or just not your favorite. That's OK. When we find something that you like, I'll write that down. That is the kind of thing I want to know about you!
Every kid also has a lot of feelings. Some feelings, like happy, excited, and proud make learning easier. Some feelings can make learning harder. I'll ask you about how you are feeling.
All kinds of people come to see me. Sometimes the kids I see love school. Others hate school right now. Some kids feel good about themselves. Other kids are not so sure. Some of the kids I meet are only two years old. Others are in second grade, or fifth grade, or high school -- or even college! Whatever kind of kid you are is OK. You are exactly the kind of kid you were meant to be. I can't wait to meet you!