Getting the support your child deserves
Navigating the journey of getting the right support for your child can be challenging. It all starts with an effective behavioral plan, which can be mapped out after a strategic and effective evaluation. If your family is looking for the best quality support for your child at school, home, and any other environment, a formal evaluation could be a great first step.
RCS Behavioral and Educational Consulting offers a variety of independent evaluations for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis. Independent evaluations can include in-home or in-school Functional Behavior Assessments and/or Skills Assessments.
3 reasons why an evaluation will help you get the best service for your child
1. Will help create the most effective treatment plan for your child for long-term success
2. Provide clarity on what your child’s journey may look like with behavioral treatment
3. Ensure they receive the right services from their school, provider, etc.
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How our evaluations work
All our Behavior Assessments and Skills Assessments are performed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) licensed in ABA. They include a combination of direct and indirect measurement procedures including parent/caregiver interview, detailed record review of current Individualized Education Plans or Behavior Plans, direct observation, and assessment of skills deficits or maladaptive behaviors.
Upon the completion of an independent evaluation, parents and caregivers are provided with a written report detailing clinical recommendations for behavioral strategies or skill acquisition goals.
Types of evaluations we provide:
Individual student assessments are often conducted in order to determine an individual’s current skill set.
Assessments typically include conducting any number of standardized assessments deemed appropriate including: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition, and The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS/EFLS). Additionally, direct observation, record review and parent/teacher interview are frequently a part of the assessment process in order to determine what the individual’s service plan should include.
Problem behaviors demonstrated within the home, school and community setting often interfere with skill acquisition and demonstration of other socially significant behaviors. In order to appropriately address problem behaviors, the function of the problem behavior needs to be identified.
This is completed through conducting a functional behavior assessment (FBA) which utilizes various assessment tools including direct observation, data collection, and parent/teacher interview. Once the function of problem behaviors has been identified, a detailed, research-based behavior plan can be developed to decrease problem behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors.
RCS is able to provide support throughout the FBA process including: summarizing the results of the report in written format, attending a meeting to present results of the report, developing function-based behavior plans, training parents/staff on the implementation of these plans and providing follow-up consultation and recommendations.
RCS offers Independent Educational Evaluations which involve extensive home and school observation, record review and interviews with parents and educators, in order to provide detailed recommendations regarding an individual’s educational plan.
Recommendations will be provided as to appropriate classroom placement, target objectives, service delivery, environmental set-up, expertise of the educational team, staff training, data collection and recording, appropriate prompting/teaching procedures, reinforcement systems and assessment of problem behaviors and development of a behavior plan.
Independent Educational Evaluations are conducted by one of our highly skilled Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Overall impressions and recommendations will be detailed and presented by the BCBA.
After your child’s evaluation, the behavior treatment recommendations may include the services we provide at RCS.