I need help with the following question: What does one need to consider when providing verbal information/feedback to interested parties (a client's guardian or someone from a special population) with whom they have permission to discuss cognitive assessment results?
One has to consider their audience and what their working knowledge is of cognitive assessment and results interpretation. More likely than not, unless you are speaking to a CSE chair or another psychologist, most people do not understand how intelligence is measured or how results are interpreted. Personally, when I present results at a meeting (which typically includes parents, the student, school staff, counselors, county officials, law guardians, etc.) I keep my explanation as simple and understandable as possible and try not to use language that only another psychologist would understand. I break down complex concepts down using common language that is easy to understand. I also think it's critical to use a positive, strengths based approach in explaining results. For instance, if a student ...
Discusses what information should be discussed with interested parties in regards to cognitive assessment test results.