Behavioural assessment is a continuous process of acquiring information about the current level of skill behaviour and current problem behaviour by using various methods like interviewing, direct observation, administering behavioural checklist, and rating scales.
Intelligence tests are administered for a variety of reasons including identification (of intellectual disability, learning disability, other cognitive disorders, giftedness,) and as a cognitive adjunct to clinical evaluation. Screening and detailed assessment used to assess the mental age(including DQ and SQ) of the children according to their chronological age. It is also useful to understand the level of functioning in respect of each factor of intelligence (memory, problem solving, reasoning, social intelligence, arithmetic skills etc)
Assessment of aptitudes: Includes testing of Aptitudes, interests, career development/ perspectives, career preparedness and specific skills.
Assessment of psychopathology: Personality style, problems and disorder, stress, adjustment and coping, burnout, substance use, suicide risk, anxiety and depression, family functioning and adjustment
Various standardized tests will be used to identify the features of autism and ADHD in children, diagnosing and understanding the level of disability caused by the conditions.
Standardized assessment tools will be used to recognize various difficulties in learning of children especially in the areas of reading, written expression, impairment in mathematics etc.
The goal of psychosocial interventions is to improve one or more of the following outcomes: to reduce the impact of stressful events and situations; decrease distress and disability; minimize symptoms; improve the quality of life; reduce risk; improve communication and coping skills.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an integrative therapy that combines elements of behavioural therapy with cognitive therapy.CBT has been applied within many clinical and non-clinical environments and has been successfully used as a treatment for many clinical disorders, personality conditions and behavioural problems.
Includes Behaviour therapy and modification techniques, behavioural assessment and formulations of the problems.
It offers ways of understanding and managing behaviours, and the techniques of behaviour modification are used both for increasing desirable behaviours and decreasing undesirable behaviours.
Applied Behaviour Analysis : Strategies that increase and decrease behaviour, differential reinforcement, antecedent/stimulus control, Extinction and shaping, promoting generalization and maintenance, contingency management, contingency contracting, token economy, self-management and self-control strategies, positive behavioural support,
Relaxation procedures : Progressive muscular relaxation, autogenic training, stress-inoculation, hypnotic relaxation, biofeedback procedures, yoga, meditation and other forms of eastern methods of relaxation.
Skills Training : It involves learning of socially acceptable behaviours that enable a person to interact effectively with others and avoid socially unacceptable responses from others. Assertiveness training, anger management, facilitating life skills, communication and social skills.
Counter - Conditioning and Extinction Procedures : Imaginal and in vivo, graded exposure, systematic desensitization, flooding and implosion, response prevention, aversive conditioning and relief therapies, emotive imagery, EMDR.
Behavioural Therapy is used by psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other qualified medical professionals. It is usually used to help treat anxiety and mood disorders. These include: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); depression;social phobia ; bipolar disorder ; Schizophrenia. It can also use for ;autism; personality disorders; substance abuse; eating disorders.