How to Explain a Diagnosis to a Child: An Interactive Resource Guide for Parents and Professionals (Paperback)
How to Explain a Diagnosis to a Child is a resource to guide parents and professionals through what can be a very sensitive process. This step-by-step guide includes templates and worksheets that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and their families embrace who they are, regardless of a diagnosis. This may include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LDs), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, etc. This guide may help answer those difficult questions regarding:
- Why parents decide to tell?
- Why parents may not tell?
- When to tell?
- Who should tell?
- What information to share?
- How do I explain?
Sessions include various topics such as celebrating differences, reviewing strengths and challenges, identifying learning style, understanding relationships, addressing questions about a diagnosis and others. This guide may help to build a child's confidence and empower them to advocate for themselves.