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Evaluation & Assessment


Assessments are conducted to collect data, determine appropriate goals, and develop individual treatment plans.Target behaviors are identified across skill domain area such as:

  • Language and Communication
  • Social
  • Self-Help/Self-care
  • Play and Leisure
  • Functional Daily Living
  • Safety
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Vocation
  • Academic

Some of the behavior analytic assessment tools used are:

  • Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
  • Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP)
  • Preference Assessments
  • Reinforcer Assessments

A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a comprehensive multiple step process, which is necessary to develop an appropriate Behavior Intervention Plan for an individual student. To determine the exact function(s) of target problem behaviors some of the steps may include:

  • Interviews
  • Observations
  • Functional Analysis
  • Treatment Analysis