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Behavioural Assessment

Are You looking for Behavioural Assessment in Sydney?

Does your child seem to be more challenging than their peers? While all parents deal with arguments and tantrums, some children have underlying disorders that can explain their ongoing difficult behaviour. 


Behavioural assessments are useful in diagnosing such disorders - which includes the likes of ADHD, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder - and can lead to treatment that best supports their needs.


Who needs a behavioural assessment?


If your child is displaying any of the following concerning behaviours, an assessment can help you understand why:


  • Hyperactivity

  • Impulsivity

  • Inattention

  • Aggression

  • Defiance

  • Difficulties with peer relationships.


What is involved in a behavioural assessment?


Our educational psychologists and child psychologists are trained to assess your child’s behaviour, and determine if challenging behaviour falls outside what is considered normal for their age. There are several steps to a behavioural assessment:


1. An interview with parents/caregivers about your child’s development and behaviour

2. Observing your child’s behaviour either in a play session, or during a home or school visit

3. A feedback session and report to discuss results and intervention recommendations.


Next steps after a behavioural assessment


Following the assessment, our educational/child psychologists can discuss recommended treatments best suited to your child. The end goal is to help them find better ways to regulate their emotions, communicate their feelings, and manage their behaviour. 


Dolphin Tribe can help


If you are concerned that your child’s behaviour is more difficult than other children their age, book a behavioural assessment with the educational psychologist in Sydney, NSW.


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