Psychological Assessment in Bangalore
There is a high prevalence of mental health problems among uniquely-abled kids, and as such, their accurate psychological assessment is imperative. Often, it has been observed that the mental health services being received by a hearing-impaired child are inadequate or inappropriate because the diagnosis they received was not precise. This is why Listening Ears has gone the extra mile to raise the standards of psychological assessment in Bangalore.
Types of Psychological Tests
Depending upon their initial evaluation, the psychological assessment of hearing-impaired children at Listening Ears, Bangalore, is done using one or more of the following internationally-acceptable tests:
- Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test
- Meadow-Kendall Social/Emotional Assessment Inventory for Deaf Students
- Kinetic House-Tree Person Drawings test using projective drawings for assessment of emotional functioning
- Mullen Scales of Early Learning
- Children’s Apperception Test, developed by Leopold and Sonya Sorel Bellak, to investigate personality by studying the dynamic meaningfulness of individual differences in the perception of standard stimuli
- Maria Kovacs’ Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) to identify depression in children suffering from hearing loss, etc.
Importance of Experienced Evaluators
While it is important to choose the test with prudence, the most important factors for successful psychological assessment of hearing-impaired children are the skills and experience of the assessor. The qualification of the one assessing the child determines that the correct test is chosen, modified as needed, and its results are interpreted correctly.
At Listening Ears, we take pride in having the industry’s best psychological counselors rendering their services to uniquely-abled kids. The focus is not on specific scores, but on the valuable information that has been obtained from the assessment. Our assessment administrators match the child’s preferred mode of communication (writing, lip reading, gestures, speech, etc.) and establish a level of familiarity before conducting the test.