How Can I Prepare My Child for the Testing Process?

Your child’s comfort and readiness are key to a smooth testing experience.
Here are some tips to ensure they’re prepared:

  1. Rest and Nutrition: Ensure your child has a good night’s sleep before the test, and provide a healthy breakfast. Being well-rested and fed helps with concentration and performance.

  2. Hydration: Encourage your child to drink water. Hydration can aid their cognitive function and overall comfort.

  3. Physical Wellness: If your child is feeling unwell, it may be best to reschedule the appointment, as illness can affect test results.Arrival: Aim to arrive a bit early to allow your child to use the bathroom and settle in without rushing.
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4. Managing Anxiety: Maintain a calm demeanour. Children often pick up on parental anxieties. Offer encouragement without putting pressure on the testing process.

5. Describing the Appointment: Avoid the word ‘test’ to prevent any anxiety. Explain that the session is about discovering their strengths and finding fun ways to learn new things.

Can Parents Remain in the Room?

While parental support is important, an independent testing environment is crucial.
Here’s what you need to know:

  1. During Testing: Parents are typically asked to wait outside to prevent distractions and unintentional assistance, which can influence the results.
  2. Exceptional Cases: If necessary, parents may stay quietly in an inconspicuous part of the room, engaging in a silent activity like reading.

Thank you for helping us create the best possible environment for your child’s assessment.

At Creating Change, we’re here to support you through life’s challenges, no matter your age or situation. Our team takes pride in guiding you or your child through the testing process with expertise and care, creating a welcoming and reassuring environment every step of the way. With our comprehensive approach, we ensure you have a clear path forward, empowering you to make informed decisions about your or your child’s journey to personal growth and well-being.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
P: 02 8883 3185