We strive to make our assessments thorough, quick and efficient as we gather necessary information about the individual and behavior(s) of concern to identify environmental factors that may contribute to the behavior. A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) includes observing the individual in relevant settings; interviewing the individual, family members, friends and caregivers; reviewing records; completing behavior questionnaires and checklists; and considering various treatment strategies.
During the assessment, we will identify antecedents or triggers for the targeted behavior and determine why it’s being used. Causes can include seeking attention and trying to escape a situation. After the assessment is completed, we will conduct a personalized evaluation and discuss specific potential treatment strategies with the individual and their support team through an open and honest conversation. Clients can expect to be trained on how to implement the treatment strategies and move forward with the plan.