Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attachment disorder in children;
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend toward the use of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) as a diagnosis to describe myriad problem behaviors and disturbed interactions between infants, young children and their caregivers. There is considerable disagreement about what RAD actually entails and, in particular, what types of assessments and treatment interventions to use with affected children and families (Hanson & Spratt, 2000). This paper is intended to clarify what the current research states about Reactive Attachment Disorder. It includes the definitions and diagnosis, importance of attachment, biological components, risk factors later in life, assessment, and treatment available for families who are dealing with this overwhelming issue.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2002 Kimberly A. Rees
Rees, Kimberly A., "Reactive attachment disorder : diagnosis, assessment, and treatment" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1378.