Assessment

Assessment: Sources of Information

Sound Information = Effective Treatment

  • Observation & Direct Interaction
  • Treatment History and Caregiver Priorities
  • Causes of Challenging Behaviors and Solutions

Observation & Direct Interaction

We discover your child’s strengths and challenges by interacting in a play format. We test responses in many areas of development. Particularly important to us are language, play, and social interaction skills. They address symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorders and provide the foundation for learning and navigating through a social world.

Treatment History and Caregiver Priorities

We want to understand each of our patients’ unique history to provide effective treatment. This includes past behaviors, mental, and physical health. Your input is important. We have a collective approach and incorporate parent/ caregivers’ priorities and concerns into our treatment plans.

Causes of Challenging Behaviors and Solutions

Each of our patients has challenging behaviors that can impede the learning of fundamental and advanced skills. ABA Therapy uses a two-step process to address these behaviors.

  1. Functional Assessments of Behavior (FAB): The assessment collects information about the behavior and the events before and after it occurs. This information gives us the reason why the behavior occurs and allows us to create a treatment strategy.
  2. Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP): The treatment strategy of a BIP includes changing the before and after events of the behavior and teaching alternative behaviors. ABA Therapy uses different techniques to change these events depending on the reason for the behavior.

 

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