Find solutions when emotional and behavioral problems affect life at home, at school, or at work.
Social-emotional testing gives you answers when you are concerned about social skills, coping ability, mood, or self-control. Some possible causes include: anxiety, depression, attention deficit, autism, anger and personality disorders. Social-emotional testing can help parents and therapists understand the best ways to tackle these problems.
What can we learn from social-emotional testing?
- how an individual deals with everyday problems
- views about oneself
- views about other people
For younger children, social-emotional testing often involves a detailed interview and questionnaires designed to identify areas of difficulty. Information is also typically gathered from the child’s teachers through questionnaires and interviews. Older children and teenagers participate more actively in the evaluation process and can be asked to complete a number of questionnaires and projective measures.
These evaluations provide valuable information for therapists to help their clients move forward in therapy. In addition, parents can better understand their child’s needs and then learn the best ways to bring about change. For adults, these evaluations allow you to see the obstacles that stand in your way. Once you gain a better understanding of yourself, you can take steps to feel more satisfied in your life.