Families who suspect that their child is showing characteristics of an Autism Spectrum Disorder may seek a thorough diagnostic evaluation. These evaluations are conducted by our licensed clinicians utilizing specialized diagnostic instruments. These instruments include: a cognitive assessment, The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and/or the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) which is based on the criteria outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Other DSM-5 aligned measures may also be incorporated into the assessment.
An FBA is a process of data collection to determine why an individual engages in behaviors that impede learning and overall functioning. It assesses how the student’s behavior relates to the environment and probable consequences that serve to maintain it. If warranted, a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) will be generated based on the specific results of FBA. Baseline data is collected as part of the FBA process to serve as a comparison point and measure the effectiveness of a BIP.
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