Our Psychologist and Behavioral Therapists provide a functional behavioral assessment which describes the challenging behaviors in specific, measurable terms and identifies the factors that reinforce the behaviors. This assessment is useful in developing an individualized treatment plan.
Our therapists incorporate information related to the child's functioning at home, school, and in the community. Rating scales are utilized in conjunction with interview and observation.
After the factors that reinforce the challenging behavior are identified, a behavioral plan is developed which outlines intervention strategies to minimize inappropriate behaviors and to encourage more positive behaviors.
Some of the tests that are used include the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, and Behavior Assessment System for Children.