RAD In Children

Introduction Children in this current generation are born and brought up differently compared to the past generations. This has been made possible due to the improvement in technology, as well as, the living standards. Education, being the key value, has played an important role in cognitive development in children which has made many changes in the normal way of life. For example, education has made children become more conversant with their rights. Also parents have become more involved in the day to day progress of their children’s growth and development process. Children, however, have adapted many behaviors that are way off the norms and ethics of life. Such behaviors rotate around emotions, behavior, physical function as well as mental …show more content…
In this disorder, there are two subtypes. The first one is the inhibited type where children display sign of being emotionally introverted and “seldomly” react to or even seek out security. The other type is the disinhibited type where children display indiscriminative relationship behaviors with strangers and not give any concentration towards their caregivers. RAD is develop when a child is maltreatment during their early stages of development (Wilson, 2001, p.45). Moreover, there are implications that children who have develop RAD are more at risk when raised in a foster care or orphanages. Kids who were adopted demonstrate, behavioral, emotional and educational problems that are not shown in kids raised by their biological parents (Hall & Geher, 2003, …show more content…
These are:
1. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
This is a screening method carried out for children between the age of 3 and 16 years old. It contains twenty-five items which are identified in 5 subscales. The 5 subscales are emotional symptoms, behavioral problems, hyperactivity-inattention, and relationship problems among the peers as well as prosocial behaviors. This measure can be completed either by the caregiver, teacher, and parent or even by the child himself (Minnis et al, 2013, p. 342).
2. Relationship Problem Questionnaire (RPQ).
This is a report that contains 10 item to be filled by the parent and the teacher in the process of screening for RAD symptoms on a child. In this report they are six items which identifies and provide the description for the inhibited RAD behaviors and 4 items which are described as disinhibited RAD behaviors among children (Minnis et al, 2013, p. 342).
3. Waiting Room Observation

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