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How did you/ would you explain Ed Psych assessments to DC?

(7 Posts)
parrotonmyshoulder Fri 18-Mar-16 21:29:57

My DD is having an assessment with an Ed Psych next week to look at her 'dyslexic tendencies'. I really don't know how to explain to her what is going on? Should I just tell her that someone is coming to do some work with her to help work out why she's finding writing hard?

She's not massively aware of having any difficulties. Happily oblivious!

PolterGoose Fri 18-Mar-16 21:38:24

I would just say something like you've noticed how she finds writing a bit hard sometimes, even though she's such a good talker (or some other positive thing), and someone is going to try and work out how to help. Keep it simple but truthful.

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 18-Mar-16 21:53:36

Thanks. I was thinking along those lines.

parrotonmyshoulder Sat 19-Mar-16 20:28:51

I told her today pretty much what you've suggested, poltergoose, and she's very nonchalant about it. At bedtime she said, 'I'll tell the spelling man that I can't read the letters in this book properly. In fact, keep it out for him please'. I thought that showed pretty good understanding! She's 6 and a half.

I'm feeling a bit more relaxed about it now that she knows and is fine. Assessment is this week.

PolterGoose Sat 19-Mar-16 20:31:11

That sounds very positive, good luck smile

DigestiveBiscuit Sat 19-Mar-16 23:52:40

I always told DD she was going to play some games with someone. When she was 6, she asked me why she saw all these people (speech and language therapists, OTs, educational psychologists, consultant paediatrician, physiotherapist, etc). I told her parts of her brain don't work properly, and she found it harder to talk, read and write than other children her own age; although she was clever).

She thanked me for telling her, as she thought it was because she was stupid!

ouryve Sun 20-Mar-16 00:04:30

It's just someone coming to see how they're doing at school and if school could do anything better for them.

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