DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Intervention Overview

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Why is it needed?

Why is the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Intervention important for the child’s ADHD care and overall development?

What is our desired out come for this intervention?

How will we know DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment interventions is working?

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Why is it need?

The DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment offers a strength-based approach to assessing and supporting the growth of social and emotional skills for grade school children and provides strategies for bolstering skills, monitors progress and measures outcomes of youth both in school and out-of-school environments.

Why is the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Intervention important for the child’s ADHD care and overall development?

The DESSA is aligned to the highest-regarded social and emotional learning framework, which was put forth by CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

 

The DESSA measures the competencies outlined in the CASEL framework, but it offers more nuance in order to provide the most actionable data and a holistic look at a child’s strengths and needs. This social and emotional assessment also has its roots in resilience literature, measuring key within-child protective factors.

 

The DESSA Social/Emotional Assessment Intervention measures eight competencies and provide practical, actionable ways for you to help kids improve their social and emotional skills.

 

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Social-Awareness

Relationship Skills

Personal Responsibility

Decision Making

Goal-Directed Behavior

Optimistic Thinking

What is our desired out come for this intervention?

The desired outcome is that parents, coparents and teachers provide assessments every 14 days.

 

Parents on their own or in collaboration with behavioral health providers are engaged with intervention to improve Self-Awareness , Self-Management, Social-Awareness, Relationship Skills, Personal Responsibility, Decision Making, Goal-Directed Behavior, and Optimistic Thinking.

 

Additionally, within every in office session behavioral health professionals are reviewing these Social & Emotional information as part of their skills and child development activities.

How will we know DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment interventions is working?

The first indication is that parents, coparents, and those invited to provide input are completing the Sleep Quality assessments every 14 days. The completed assessments will populate the charts below:

The Esteem Thrive platform automatically sends the parent a notification to their email or smart phone. The notification enables them to quickly complete the assessment with very little effort. 

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