Each new client will receive a behavioral assessment during their intake. A behavioral assessment is a method used to observe, describe, explain, predict and sometimes correct behavior. Behavioral assessments are conducted to assist the Behavior Analyst in creating an individualized treatment plan for each client.
There are a variety of behavioral assessments available. Some of the assessment tools that we will use include:
Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP):
The VB-MAPP is an assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays. The VB-MAPP is based on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior, established developmental milestones, and research from the field of behavior analysis. Skills that will be assessed include communication, language, motor imitation, social and play, self-help, and early academics.
Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R):
The ABLLS-R is a skills-based assessment, curriculum, and tracking system that addresses the basic language and functional skills of an individual with autism and other developmental delays. It is used as a tool to help develop customized curriculums to teach language and other critical skills to children with autism or other developmental disabilities. This assessment focuses on the areas of language, social interaction, self-help, academic, and motor skills that are needed prior to entering kindergarten.
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS):
The AFLS assessment is a criterion-referenced skills assessment tool, tracking system, and curriculum guide for teaching children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities the essential skills they need in order to achieve the most independent outcomes. This assessment consists of six individually available assessment protocols including Basic Living Skills, Home Skills and Community Participation Skills, School Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational Skills. The AFLS can be used to determine a learner’s current level of skill repertoire and provide tracking to measure the progress of these skills throughout the lifespan.
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA):
The Functional Behavior Assessment is a combination of methods used to identify the causes of challenging behaviors an individual is exhibiting. The goals of this assessment is to identify the function of a challenging behavior so that an intervention can be put in place to reduce this behavior and/or increase more adaptive behaviors.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information on assessments or to schedule your assessment today.