Functional behavior assessments are rarely limited to only one of the methods described above. The most common, and most preferred, method for identifying the function of behavior can be seen as a four part processes.

  1. The gathering of information via indirect and descriptive assessment.
  2. Interpretation of information from indirect and descriptive assessment and formulation of a hypothesis about the purpose of problem behavior.
  3. Testing of a hypothesis using a functional analysis.
  4. Developing intervention options based on the function of problem behavior.

Assessments occur in different setting, such as home, school and community. Once your child has been assessed, the Analyst will recommend the amount of hours of ABA services needed. Based on the assessment and collection of date a a behavior plan will be developed to fit your child’s needs.