We use a combination of assessments that are age appropriate to evaluate the child current skills and identify potential long term and short term goals to improve the child quality of life. The Autism ABA therapy is not contained to children in the spectrum because they can be applied as well to other children with disabilities. In collaboration with child’s caregivers and other providers, we complete assessments to help caregivers and other providers carrying over strategies across other people and settings in order to maintaining child learning potential. If we can not provide the testing requirements you are requesting we will be glad to refer you to the professional that can provide the specific service you need.
Common functions that behavior might serve in clients daily. These are the 4 main functions:
- Attention: an individual engage in the problem behavior for the purpose to gaining attention.
- Escape: Behavior occurs to the purpose of escaping a non-prefer activity, setting or task
- Tangible: behavior occurs for the purpose of obtaining a preferring item such as food, toys, activities, or others
- Sensory Stimulation: Behavior occurs with or without anyone watching and the individual does not need any other forms of stimulation.
Some Tools/Assessments we use:
We use a variety of Peer Reviewed tools or assessments to base our objectives/goals for the individual child.
- The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program, VB–MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays.
- The PEAK Relational Training System is an evaluation and curriculum guide for teaching basic and advanced language skills from a contemporary behavior analytic approach.
- The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is an assessment, skills tracking system, and curriculum guide for the development of essential skills for achieving independence.
- The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland–3) is an individually-administered measure of adaptive behavior that is widely used to assess individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.
- The PDD Behavior Inventory (PDDBI) is a rating scale filled out by caregivers or teachers that was designed to assess children having a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD; autism, Asperger disorder, PDD-NOS, or childhood disintegrative disorder). Both adaptive and maladaptive behaviors are assessed in the scale, making it useful for treatment studies in which decreases in maladaptive behaviors and improvements in adaptive social and language skills relevant to PDD are expected.