We start with a behavioral assessment from ABA WORKS unless the Referral source or ABA WORKS decide otherwise. The purpose of the assessment is to identify behavior excesses and behavior deficits and what skills the client needs to learn. A Behavior Analyst will conduct the assessment. The authorized assessment hours will be used to carry out a number of activities. The Assessor will conduct one or more face to face home visits, does – if necessary- observations in the community or at the daycare, preschool or school, possibly have interviews with relevant agencies, review all relevant reports and literature (educational, medical, and psychological), and write the assessment report.
The assessment involves:
|Initial Contact||Assessor contacts the family to set up the assessment appointments|
|Review of Records||Records will be reviewed: IEP, IPP, Psychological Evaluation, Speech/OT/PT Evaluation, previous Functional Behavior Assessments.|
|Client/Parent Interview||Parents and the assessor will review and sign the consent forms. The interview is conducted, including reasons for referral and client’s background|
|Client Observation and Data Collection||Functional behavioral or skills-based assessment: Antecedent, Behavior, and Consequence observations; preference assessment; MAS; FAST; VB-MAPP; ABLLS; Vineland.|
|Program Development & Report Writing||This includes a Behavior Intervention Plan to target the primary behavior deficits or excesses|
The assessment report will include also the following:
Once the assessment report is completed, it will be submitted to the funding source.
The whole process from initial contact to submitting the report to the referral source may take up to 6 weeks.