Child behavior assessment
Need for assessment
Psychology is the art and science of studying human behavior. In fact anything that people do or feel can be measured, evaluated and quantified. Psychometric analysis entails the study of behavior in your child; the thought processes, emotionality, anger, adjustment problems and social skills. The evaluation also includes calculation of intellectual functions like intelligence, memory, concentration, focus and attention span. By assessing your child’s cognitive functions, we aim to understand the dynamics and the mechanics in the mind, which may sometimes lead to abnormal attitudes and dysfunctional behavior. When you know what is going wrong, you have a better direction to set it right. The tests results make it easier for children as well parents to take the appropriate steps towards correction of the problem and prevent it from recurring again.
MINDFRAMES understands the role of parents in the observation and understanding of a child’s behavior as parents have firsthand experience with the child. Any evaluation is incomplete without a detailed assessment history from the parents. A one-to-one interview with both parents gives vital information of the child’s psyche, which hastens the understanding of the child’s thought process. The parents are interviewed on different behavioral aspects of the child and the information gathered throws light on sociability, attention, anxiety, sleep problems, feeding patterns, academic difficulties as well as stepwise achievement of the child’s intellectual development (developmental milestones).
Children are very sharp with understanding and experiencing emotions. At the same time, they are reasonably poor with expressing them. They can’t articulate what they feel. If questioned straight in the face, children get defensive and curl into a shell. Thus understanding children becomes very difficult. The child interview ought to be tactful, non-threatening and gentle. When children feel comfortable, they trust; once they trust, the problems are half solved right there. They become more expressive and facilitate the correction process. The clinical interview at MINDFRAMES allows children to express themselves pleasurably, while innovative assessment methodologies like clay, art, stories, and other perceptive and a pperceptive materials are used.
Reliability of Assessment
All psychometric assessment tests are carried out by well-qualified and trained professionals in the field. Innovative testing questionnaires are used at to assess the children and allow them to express their feelings in a non-invasive manner. Comprehensive assessment reports are prepared with a detailed explanation of the area under analysis. Any kind of aberration, if diagnosed, is explained in detail, and appropriate therapy options are given according to the same.