PREPARATION SUGGESTIONS AROUND ASSESSMENTS
Make sure to give your child an explanation about what will be happening around the testing so that your child is not caught by surprise. You want to make sure that your child understands that it is important to give the best effort possible. Sometimes it can be helpful to explain that during the testing the examiner might ask different types of questions- some will be easier and others will be more difficult. With cognitive testing the questions actually get progressively more challenging and so the child is not expected to get all the answers. The examiner will not provide your child with feedback during the testing as this can influence the testing process.
The Day of the Evaluation
· Please allow sufficient travel time to get to our office, especially
during morning rush hour.
· Your child should get a good night's sleep the night before the
· Your child should eat breakfast (or lunch) before coming in.
· If your child takes medicine for attention span, mood, etc., the usual
doses should be taken at the usual times.
· If your child wears glasses, whether for near or far work, your child
should bring them.
· A parent, guardian, or other responsible adult with whom your child
feels comfortable (e.g., a grandparent) needs to stay in the waiting
room while your child is being tested.