Collaborative assessments might be the key to giving quality and legally sound psychoeducational evaluations during COVID-19 and beyond.
Have you heard the adage, “Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand”? It’s Communication 101. It’s simple, yet incredibly challenging. It’s easy to listen when all is going well, but when emotions run high and failure appears to be the next way stop on the horizon, listening to understand becomes a monumental task.
You’ve taken your child to the doctor. You’ve communicated with the school. You’ve filled out a million forms. You’ve answered a million questions. Now, at the end of what feels like an excruciatingly slow process, you’ve been told that your child has a disability. Now what?
It is common for children with autism, ADHD, and emotional disorders to experience overlapping symptoms and co-occuring conditions. The key to differentiating is to determine why, when, and where behaviors occur. These tools can help.