Social Emotional Testing CFTINE
Social Emotional Testing
Emotions play an important role in successful child development. Children who cope well with emotions and have good social skills generally feel connected to school, are confident, make friends, are less likely to get in trouble, and demonstrate a positive attitude toward school and learning. As such, it is important for parents to closely monitor their child’s emotional well-being and to seek evaluation if any problems are suspected.
What behaviors may be associated with social/emotional problems in children?
Difficulty focusing and concentrating
Emotional outbursts (e.g., easily frustrated, mood swings, anger outbursts)
Physical complaints (e.g., stomachaches, headaches) with no medical explanation
Change in social activities and/or social withdrawal
Thoughts of death or suicide
Trouble getting along with others
Decline in school performance
Hyperactivity and excitability
Worrying and obsessions
What can social/emotional testing tell me about my child?
Through tests and information gathered from multiple informants (e.g., parents and teachers), social/emotional testing at CFTI can determine if your child is experiencing any of the following:
Emotion Regulation Problems
Social Skills Challenges
This type of testing also will provide in-depth information about your child’s: