Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) arises from a failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers in early childhood. Such a failure could result from severe early experiences of neglect, abuse, abrupt separation from caregivers between the ages of six months and three years, frequent change of caregivers, or a lack of caregiver responsiveness to a child’s communicative efforts.
Not all, or even a majority of such experiences, result in this disorder.
Attachment disorders can be treated using an innovative new type of working with children and their carers called Sensory Attachment Intervention “SAI”. I have had specialist training with the founder of this whole practice called Eadiaone Breathnach who is truly inspiring and has given me a different way of approaching difficulties.
I am able to offer Sensory attachment intervention for children and parents and the usual course would be anything from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. Working with the child from a sensory perspective is fascinating and can help address many difficult behaviours through sensory strategies applied at home.
Please call for more information if you are a parent, adoptive parent, foster parent and require support in this matter.