HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN ASSESSMENT
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.