In these sessions, which are scheduled 1-3 weeks after the evaluation is completed, the psychologist who completed the evaluation goes over the test results with the student. A strong emphasis is placed on clarifying the student’s strengths, and every effort is made to explain the areas of weakness in a way that is straightforward, supportive, and empowering. In our view, two critical components of success in school and life are self-understanding and the ability to advocate for oneself. Helping children understand how their brain works facilities the process of self-understanding and commonly increases their motivation to do the things that will maximize their potential for success.
The feedback session for the student is then followed by a brief meeting with the parents and the student together. This allows the psychologist to clarify any remaining issues, to discuss priorities for intervention, and to help the student and his/her parents map out both short-term and long-term plans.
Age: Appropriate for students from fourth grade through college
Fee: Psychologist’s usual hourly fee per 60 minute hour
Meeting time: 30 to 75 minutes