Assessment

Assessment

We provide a variety of assessments to suit the needs of parents, professionals, and schools.

ABLLS-R and AFLS

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R) and the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) are two criterion-referenced tools used to assess and track skills in order to guide curriculum development for children with developmental disabilities. These tools are used to teach the essential skills necessary for independence.

VB-MAPP

The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) is a criterion-referenced tool for assessing and tracking skills in order to guide curriculum development for children with developmental disabilities. The VB-MAPP establishes the child’s baseline level of performance, which enables progress to be tracked effectively.


Independent Educational evaluations

Functional Behavior Assessment

A functional behavior assessment (FBA) is a method of collecting data to determine the function of a child’s problematic behaviors. We utilize a combination of direct observations, parent/teacher interviews, and questionnaires to identify the reason for a client’s behavior. Once the reason for the behavior is identified, a comprehensive behavior intervention plan (BIP) can be developed to teach and reward alternate positive behaviors.

Program Evaluation

We conduct program evaluations to determine whether an educational program is appropriate for a child’s specific needs. The evaluation will assess factors such as data collection/analysis, learning goals, reinforcement strategies, and effectiveness of behavior management strategies. A program evaluation can help determine whether a child is making progress on his goals, as well as what modifications may be necessary to improve the program. We maintain an objective and professional stance in conducting program evaluations, and limitations of confidentiality will be discussed for each case.