Play Based Assessment

At Nurture House, we often start the helping process with dyadic assessments. A parent and child come together and engage in a series of tasks that help us to see where the building blocks of connection (nurture, structure, engagement, and challenge) need to be supported and/or expanded. We will then see the child on his or her own for one to three sessions, building rapport with the child through play.

Art, sand, and play materials will be used to explore the emotional lives of our child clients, perceptions of the family system and their perceptions of where change may be needed. After these sessions we will meet with parents in order to give them feedback on what we have observed clinically and to help craft a course of treatment.