HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN ASSESSMENT
Still have more questions about explaining the assessment process to your child? Here is a great resource from Dr Liz Angoff:
HOW TO EXPLAIN THE ASSESSMENT TO YOUR CHILD
Everyone’s brain works differently. You will be doing some activities with Alicia to find out how your brain works. By knowing how your brain works we can find the best ways to help you learn.
Each activity is a little different. Some of the activities might be easy for your brain and some might be more challenging.
For some activities you will be using an iPad, for others you just have to listen. Some activities will be totally new and some things you will have done before (like reading and writing). Each activity can last for about 5 – 20 minutes, so if you don’t like one activity it’s ok. There will also be breaks, so you don’ have to work for the whole time.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE SESSION
Please bring a drink and a snack to the sessions.
During our sessions we will have breaks, at which time we can play short games. If your child would like s/he could bring a game along to the sessions.
HOW TO FIND MY OFFICE
My office is at 24 Aegeristrasse, 6300 Zug
If you are traveling to my office for the first time, please check that your navigation device is directing you to Aegeristrasse in the old city of ZUG and not in BAAR. Some landmarks to look out for are the clock tower and Kolinplatz fountain.
If your traveling by car there is some limited off-street parking at Kolinplatz, by the Burgbaach-Saal and on Höhenweg. The Casino Parkhaus or Postplatz Parkhaus are also only a short walk away.
If you arrive early, I suggest taking a short walk to the Zug lake or visiting Café Speck.
DURING THE SESSION
The assessment sessions last approximately 2 hours. The old city of Zug is beautiful and offers lots of things to do while you wait for your child. A few minutes walk from my office is the lakeside, which is a great place to go for a walk or sit and enjoy the view. Café Speck or the Zug Library offers a warm place to wait in cold weather. Alternatively, the Metalli shopping center is only a 15-minute walk away with both grocery and retail stores to visit. Finally, if you have other children with you consider visiting the bird house along the lake or the Castle Museum.
FOLLOWING THE ASSESSMENT SESSIONS
Following the assessment sessions, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the results and recommendations. The student typically does not attend this session (unless they are above 16 years and choose to attend), as it is a chance to go through the findings in detail with parents. This meeting typically takes place online but can be arranged in person if desired.
A feedback session with the student is also offered to explain how their brain works. For younger students, this session takes place in person, for older students they can choose if they would prefer to meet in person or online. Parents are also welcome to join if the student agrees.
Still have more questions about the child feedback session? Here is a great resource from Dr Liz Angoff: