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ABA – Assessments

To identify the causes of challenging behaviors in children or adolescents on the autism spectrum and related diagnoses, we use language and behavior full spectrum applied behavior assessments. This approach is proven effective based on clinical empirical research and the FBS teams’ own extensive experience and observation.

Based on assessment information, FBS team Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will select and define appropriate interventions and design and monitor an individualized treatment plan that works for both the child and household schedule. Our paraprofessionals are also an integral to treatment plan implementation.

The process begins by extensively evaluating your child’s current repertoire including: behavioral excesses and deficits, communication skills and barriers, gross and fine motor skills, imitative abilities, social and play skills, and self-help behavior skills. Information gathered throughout our interactions form the basis for individualized treatment plans.

Basic Language Assessment
Preference Assessment
Functional Behavior Assessment
The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment

FBS Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) monitor and modify individual treatment plans through the schedule. Many parts of the plan are implemented by a paraprofessional, who is consistently supervised by a BCBA. Data is collected to evaluate plan effectiveness. The FBS team sets up a feedback loop based on ongoing data evaluation, so that your child’s plan can be modified to ensure the intervention is effective. A feedback loop is particularly important in situations where a child does not show expected progress in key plan elements.

Treatment plan elements may include, but are not limited to:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles
Verbal Behavior
Discrete Trials Training
Incidental Teaching
Positive Behavior Support
Errorless Teaching
Fluency Building
Picture Exchange Communication System


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