Child and Adolescent FAQ
Q: What to tell children about the evaluation?
A: What you tell your child about the evaluation depends on how much they can understand. You may want to keep your explanations simple. For example, you could tell them that the assessment is to help them with their "trouble reading," or "following directions." Reassure them that they do not have to knwo the answers to every question, they will not get any shots, and thay may even have fun! Many children enjoy the assessment process. Dr. King conducts evaluations in a warm and supportive environment that promotes your child's best performance.
Q: How should I prepare my child for the assessment day?
A: Parents are usually not in the room during testing, but may be present with young children. Be sure your child gets a good night sleep and a good breakfast before their appointment. Bring a snack for your child, as children usually require several breaks during their appointment. If your child wears glasses, a hearing aid, or any other assistive device, please bring it along to the appointment. If your child is on stimulant medication or other medications, check with the neuropsychologist before your child's appointment about coordinating dosage time with testing.