Recipe for success!

“I know what a WISC is!”

That’s what he said, and I froze. Oh gosh, has he done this recently? Is this whole test invalid?

“It’s what you use to make dough!”

Ohhhh wow, how great a moment is that! Here we are, plugging our way though a test that is, at times, quite difficult for the seven year old before me. And he is still bright, happy, and finding ways to make me smile.

When I brought him back to the room a little under 2 hours later, his teacher came over to welcome him back with a big I’m-So-Proud-of-You smile. She offered him some fun choices to allow him a moment to relax before jumping back into school work.

And then comes the question, “What did you think?”
It is amazing how much authority testing can give you- everybody wants to know your opinion. In this case, I am happy to say that the teacher really has been in the boy’s corner, and happy to have him in her class. She’s looking to see that I found the same bright, fun boy that she knows and cares for. It can be easy to collaborate with teachers and parents who are mutually invested in this young child’s future. I have very high hopes for the outcome of this assessment.

“You know exactly how he did,” I said, with a smile.

About sthurstonmspp

I am a 28-year-old-School-Psychology-CAGS/PsyD-student. Whew, what a mouthful. Journey and Styx rock my world, and some hardcore volleyball makes it go round n' round. I have spend the past six years working at a school/residential facility for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and when I tried to quit in order to begin grad school, it just didn't take- I continue to pick up shifts every week so I can see my kids. I am a new homeowner about 40 minutes outside of Boston (another favorite band) with my husband and my 3 year old (rescued) mutt, Maisy. I am going to do my best to invite you inside my thoughts as I continue my grad school career as a simultaneously juggle my full time internship, CAGS classes and begin my journey into the PsyD- enter at your own risk!
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