Are you worried about behavioral problem children? What child behavioral problems worry you? How serious - on a scale of 1 to 10 - would you rate the child behavior that worries you?
The checklist below - Warning Signs of Psychological Problems in Children - can help you evaluate how serious a child behavior problem might be.
Children with behavior problems exhibit a range of concerns, from the relatively benign to the more serious. You may be unsure of whether the behavioral problem children that worry you show behaviors that are symptomatic of more serious concerns, or whether these behaviors represent a developmental stage that the child is likely to outgrow.
Use the checklist - Warning Signs of Psychological Problems in Children - to help you assess whether the child behaviors that concern you require further attention and support. This checklist includes behaviors that often signal emotional and behavioral concerns in children. This checklist can help you explore your concerns about behavioral problem children.Print out this checklist and check those behaviors that apply to a child whose behavior concerns you
Beside the behavioral descriptions you check, indicate how often this behavior occurs. For example: Sometimes, Often, Almost Always (e.g. S, O, AA).
Warning Signs in Young Children
Warning Signs in Preteen and Adolescent Children
The number of items you check and their level of frequency may also help you decide whether a Child Psychologist or Psychological Assessment can help. Depending on how many items you check and how frequently they occur, these behaviors may signal behavioral or emotional concerns that require further attention and support.
Find our more about behavioral problem children and what might contribute to the behavior problems they exhibit.
You can also learn more about children who externalize their behaviors or who act out in an angry, aggressive manner.
Or find about the child who internalizes distress and appears anxious, sad and withdrawn. Click here to learn more.
Find more articles to help with child behavior problems.Remember, Understanding the Problem is the Key to Solving It.
A Psychological Assessment or School Neuropsychological Evaluation can increase understanding of child problems, and lead to evvidence based interventions to address them.
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