Emotional & Behavioral Testing

Emotional & Behavioral Testing in Lake Mary, FL

When children seem to be feeling things very deeply, struggling to cope with or express their emotions, or behaving in challenging ways, parents can struggle to know where to begin to offer their children the necessary support. If your child is having a hard time at home, with their peers, or in the classroom, you may be feeling worried and frustrated right now.

However, you can get answers and find the necessary support for your child through emotional and behavioral testing in Lake Mary, FL.
You can learn more about these assessments on this page or by reaching out to our Lake Mary psychological assessment office.

What Does Emotional & Behavioral

Our assessments will assist in identifying the different symptoms your child is experiencing which will help in determining if your child meets the criteria for a specific psychological diagnosis. This in turn will lead to the development of specific, detailed treatment recommendations that will help parents and educators to understand how best to support the child’s needs across settings. The assessment will also describe how a child’s strengths can be used to offset any areas where they may struggle. The results of emotional and behavioral testing should help to answer a wide array of questions parents may have about their child, including:

  • Why is my child so easily angered or irritated?
  • What causes my child’s mood swings and emotional outbursts?
  • Why does my child seem to feel very sad and cry frequently?
  • How can I help my child increase their tolerance during frustrating situations?
  • Can I help my child feel more self-confident and improve their self-esteem?
  • Why does my child struggle with concentration or focus?
  • What can I do to help curb my child’s impulsive behavior?
  • Are there steps to take that can help with hyperactive or excitable behaviors?
  • Can I support my child to become more academically successful?
  • How can I help my child connect more closely with peers in social settings and make more friends?
  • Why does my child frequently complain of pain that doesn’t seem to have a direct physical cause?
  • Can I help my child improve their quality and quantity of sleep?

Our Emotional & Behavioral Assessment Process

Psychological evaluations to assess for emotional and/or behavioral difficulties include:

  • Diagnostic Interview with the parent that will assess your child’s current symptoms as well as medical, academic, social, family, psychological, and developmental history.
  • Interview with your child to assess for current symptoms, mood, social functioning, and interests.
  • Review of records, including medical, psychological, and academic information.
  • Completion of rating scales and questionnaires by parents and child/adolescent that assess the child’s behaviors, emotions, and executive functioning.
  • Psychological testing that may include intelligence and measures of sustained attention and distractibility/impulsivity
Contact Us to Learn More

Increase Knowledge to Support Your Child’s Goals

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of emotional and behavioral testing or you’re ready to get started, don’t hesitate to contact the Lake Mary psychological assessment practice of Dr. Emily Johnson. Dr. Johnson will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an intake session to put together the right testing battery to answer any questions and ensure your child receives the appropriate support services.