Behavioural and emotional assessments help to understand the behaviours and emotions of children and adolescents, and screen for clinical disorders including mood disorders, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, among others.
The Behaviour Assessment System for Children (BASC) is commonly used for children and adolescents aged 2 to 21 years. It can be completed by:
- Self-report (older children/adolescents)
A behavioural and emotional usually includes:
- Parent interview to gather the necessary background information about your child and their development. Some additional questionnaires might be emailed for you to complete outside of the session.
- Optional – discussion with your child’s school teacher
- Assessment with the child (1-2 sessions)
- Parent feedback session, including a detailed assessment report with tailored recommendations for your child