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.

Parent Interview

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).

Child Assessment

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.

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Techniques adopted

Innovative strategies and novel methods are required to understand the mind-set of children. They are truly different from adults and need to be understood rightly. Only then can their emotional troubles be dealt with sensitively.

  • A good history from both parents
  • Details about teacher observation
  • Detailed evaluation of schoolwork
  • Projective techniques and tests
  • A perceptual assessment tests
  • Art, origami and clay modeling
  • Role plays, reversals, acting out
  • Color me emotion techniques
  • Drawing and shape coloring tests
  • Fantasy models and imagination
  • Family communication patterns

Varieties of tests

Different tests are used, for the assessment of both parents as well as children. These assess different dimensions of personality and the child’s intellect depending upon the presenting complaint in the child as well as based on the discretion and suggestions of our expert.

  • Developmental screening tools
  • Neonatal screening inventories
  • Children’s personality profiles
  • Depression measurement tools
  • Multiple anxiety questionnaires
  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests
  • Study Skills measurement tools
  • Aptitude assessment batteries
  • Assertiveness screening tests
  • Students interest inventories
  • Stress and burnout vulnerability
  • Children’s adjustment schedules
  • ADHD screeners and quantifiers
  • Autism screeners and quantifiers
  • Aggression measurement tools
  • Temperament measurement tests

Need to test

Assessment tools are the guiding point to action. To improve upon the behavior of our children we need to first identify the issues that are hampering their development.

  • Children want to express but can’t
  • They want to reach out to people
  • They are honest with the testing
  • The tests share valuable findings