This checklist is designed to assess the degree of loss in families with children who experience sensory system impairments and in specific issues with limitations to insight and awareness of self and others. There are 100 items in the checklist and the lower the score the higher degree of loss experienced. This is a pilot paper for this assessment of losses experienced within families who have children with sensory limitations, and it is designed to gather input on the following factors.
Construct, Trait, Skills or Competency
- Integrative Reason
Insight, awareness, clarity of thought
- Eco-System Development
Individuation, environmental control, resilience
- Family Vision
Attachment, bonding, promoting values
Time consciousness, worry-free parenting, validation
- Expressed Communication
Openness, social connection, emotional connection
- Positive Mental State
Family Joy, hope, future perspective
Pride in family, pride in self, empathy
Steffen, Clarissa E. Ed.D., "Limitations of Sensory Systems (LOSS) Assessment" (2019). Faculty Scholarship. 12.
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