Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT)

The Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT) is an observation instrument that rates parent-child interactions for children ages birth to 2 years. The PIRAT measures optimal parental behavior and can be used as a risk assessment by health professionals. The instrument was developed as part of the Parent-Infant Project at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Content

Domains
Parent support,
Emotional support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10-15 minutes
Qualifications

4 days of training

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Svanberg, P. O., Barlow, J., & Tigbe, W. (2013). The parent–infant interaction observation scale: reliability and validity of a screening tool. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology31(1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2012.751586