Psychological Testing for All
Psychological and personality testing is typically administered when a person (adult or child) is experiencing suspected emotional issues such as depression and/or anxiety.
Testing will typically include behavioral checklists to be completed by those who know the child such as primary caregivers and/or teachers. For younger children who have difficulty verbally expressing their emotions, projective testing may be useful.
Projective Tests include:
House-Tree-Person where the child draws each of those and the drawings are analyzed by a clinical psychologist.
Thematic Apperception Test where a child or adult tells a story about various pictures and the stories are analyzed.
Older Children & Adult Assessments
Children and adults, who can read and write, may be administered objective tests, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory or the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, which require them to read and answer questions about themselves. These questions are typically true or false types of questions.
Furthermore, there are adult versions of the projective tests that provide useful information in understanding how a person perceives the world.