Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED) Worksheet

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

The worksheet is informed by theories in developmental psychology, particularly those focusing on early attachment and social development in early childhood.

It also draws upon principles of child and adolescent psychiatry, especially concerning the effects of early social neglect or inadequate caregiving on a child’s social and emotional development.

How will this worksheet help you?

It helps in identifying behaviors indicative of DSED, aiding in early recognition of the disorder.

The worksheet provides a structured approach to assess the child’s interactions and safety awareness, facilitating the development of appropriate intervention strategies.

It encourages caregivers and professionals to plan and implement support strategies that foster healthy social boundaries and emotional responses.

How should you use this worksheet?

Use it for regular monitoring and reflection on the child’s social interactions and behaviors. It can serve as a discussion guide in consultations with child development professionals or therapists. 

Set specific goals for enhancing the child’s social skills and safety awareness, reviewing and adjusting these goals periodically to track progress and adapt strategies.

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