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How Child Behavior Assessments Can Help with Academic Success 

Every parent wants their child to have a positive academic experience. A positive learning environment can lead to better academic performance, social life, and self confidence for the child navigating important life milestones.

However, for some students, school can be a stressful place that leads to anxiety, depression, and a lack of social engagement. As parents try to explore why their child isn’t thriving in school, child therapists strongly recommend behavior assessments for children and teens.

 

Child behavior assessments look at possible learning disabilities, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. By pinpointing where distress comes from and what areas your child struggles in, better resources can be put in place for academic success within the school system for young children and teens. 

Take a look at 5 key benefits your child can experience in school after taking a behavior assessment. The goal is for children to thrive academically, socially, and with their own self confidence for better educational experiences. 
 

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5 Ways a Child Behavior Assessment Can Help with School

1)  Reveal Learning Disabilities

 

The biggest way child behavior assessments can help with school is by revealing learning disabilities. Learning disabilities can go beyond ADHD and dyslexia – common learning disabilities found through child behavior assessments include auditory processing disorders, visual perception issues, autism, and dyscalculia. 

 

Having these child behavior assessments outline common learning disabilities that may be affecting your child helps gain clarity, resources, and support. When kids and their guardians are better able to understand educational roadblocks, it can help by removing the triggering stressors and putting adaptive skills in their place. 

 

The more information a family has, the better teen and child therapists can help with medication management, coping mechanisms, and other resources to improve school experiences and school performance.

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2) Get Access to Educational Resources in Your School

Once a learning disability or other mood disorder has been diagnosed via a child behavior assessment, your teen and child counseling center can help with gaining access to government provided school resources.

 

Children with diagnosed learning disabilities can get access to medication, extra learning time and test taking, specialized tutors, private classrooms, smaller class sizes, and more. Teen and child counseling centers like The Family Center work with both families and school systems to partner together for a seamless transition.

 

It’s important that when a child is struggling in school that the school provides all resources mandated, especially in situations where a learning disability is hindering performance in a traditional classroom. The Family Center has child counseling professionals and social workers who can help obtain all necessary resources.

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3) Help with Teacher Planning

In addition to school provided resources and extra assistance, child behavior assessments and their results can help teachers with their classroom planning. Teachers who have full knowledge of a child’s ability and hindrances can better create a learning environment that is positive for each child.

 

Many teachers will take learning disabilities and results from child behavior assessments into account when picking the material, assigning seats, working within groups, assigning homework, and more. Their ability to teach is better for each student when they have the full information about how they need to phrase and present new material in a classroom.

 

Teachers with information on a child’s behavior assessment can also help improve a child’s social life and social confidence in the classroom, leading to better performance overall.

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4) Improve Parent Assistance

As a parent, you are also able to better support your child when you have full knowledge of how their brain processes information. It can be frustrating for parents to tutor their children when they don’t understand why they are not able to process the information in a straight forward manner. 

 

Behavior assessments for children provide tools to both the child and the family on how to move forward. Child counselors at The Family Center, for example, help parents understand the diagnosis and results to better support their child. Support groups can also be beneficial, to share tutoring aids and resources that are currently helping parents. 

 

Remember, a child’s performance in school is best supported when all adults are able to understand and support the child exactly where they are with their education. When a parent feels confident, a child will take cues and also feel proud of the work they are doing. 

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5) Instill Self Confidence

At the end of the day, children who don’t feel good often won’t perform well. Many teens see a drop in academic performance following an onset of anxiety or depression. Students who are better supported and have a better understanding of themselves feel more confident trying new things and attempting new school work that was previously stressful. 

 

Academic success is also fueled by connections with peers, which is urged on by self-esteem and confidence. Child behavior assessments can help your child feel understood and help them better navigate their social life throughout their school journey.

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 Get Behavioral Assessments for Your Child Today in Maryland

The Family Center is proud to offer behavior assessments for children and teens in Ellicott City. In an area that is dominated by high academic pressure, child behavior assessments are key to getting support within the school system.

 

Your child can feel empowered, be better supported, and work towards a brighter future when they have more resources on their side. Get answers today and get more assistance with your kid’s academic success. 

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