We offer a specialist Trauma and Attachment Assessment, which we recommend as a starting point for families who have not accessed our service before in order to provide a thorough assessment of a child’s strengths and needs and to recommend a plan for the type of therapy required and the areas that therapeutic work will need to focus on.
At the end of each assessment, a family is offered an Assessment feedback meeting – which can be attended by any professionals they deem relevant.
Specialist Trauma and Attachment Assessment Package Coordinated by Dr Jacqueline Lynch – Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Registered Manager
Attendance for assessment day at our therapy base in Sheffield to complete the following measures with a psychologist from our team.
Comprehensive Trauma and Attachment Assessment
This in-depth, multi-disciplinary assessment comprises two assessment sessions, one with the parents alone, and one with the parents and child together. The following measures are utilised to assess the child’s current behaviour, emotional wellbeing, and attachment with their current caregivers, as well as their caregivers’ levels of stress.
Executive function describes a set of cognitive abilities that control and regulate other abilities and behaviours. We use the BRIEF to assess the child’s executive functioning in the home and school environment. The BRIEF is useful in evaluating children with a wide spectrum of developmental and acquired neurological conditions. The BRIEF measures a child’s ability to regulate their own behaviour, emotions and cognitions. Forms are completed by the child’s parent(s) and teacher.
The MIM is a structured observation technique designed to assess the quality and nature of child-carer interaction to identify how the child reacts to the carers attempts to: