General Assessment Information

The COLDER Mnemonic can be useful to help guide assessment:

It is important to consider impairment in addition to symptoms.

Interviewing children alone as part of the assessment process is recommended. The HEADSS Psychosocial Interview can assist.

Rating Scales are useful for screening, assessing, diagnosing and symptom monitoring as outlined here.

The following chart may be useful inĀ case conceptualization