The Behavioral and Emotional Screening System offers a quick, reliable, and systematic way to determine children and adolescents’ emotional and behavioral strengths and weaknesses in preschool through high school.
Signs my child needs to be screened:
- Children who engage in self-stimulating behavior to the exclusion of everyday activities or who are self-abusive (head banging, hitting, biting).
- The child does not form affectionate relationships with care providers, such as relatives they see often or regular babysitters, or who repeatedly hit, bite, kick.
- The child is having difficulties with day-to-day tasks due to emotional disturbances.
Why should my child be screened:
Mental health screenings allow for early identification and intervention and help bridge the gap. Weâ€™ve found that early identification and treatment lead to better outcomes. Early treatment may also prevent years of suffering and lessen long-term disability.
Why Test/When to Test:
- Not following directions or rules
- Temper tantrums
- Physical aggression, such as hitting, pinching, kicking, or throwing things
- Poor impulse control
- Disruptive behaviors such as screaming or yelling
- Toileting difficulties
- Bedtime/sleep problems
- Social skill problems such as not getting along with peers
- Habits such as hair-pulling, thumb-sucking, or air swallowing
- Often being angry or losing oneâ€™s temper
- Often resentful or spiteful
- Deliberately annoying others or becoming annoyed with others
- Often blaming other people for oneâ€™s own mistakes or misbehavior