Each student is evaluated through observation, interviews and rating scales to develop an individualized social skill plan. The evaluation yields three critical pieces of information to design an effective intervention:
We can provide an assessment of problem behaviors to help understand why the behavior occurs. The assessment may involve observation, interview, review of behavior diaries and questionnaires.
Our goal is to understand the triggers to challenging moments and the student’s perception of those situations.
Based on the information we will put together a prevention plan which may involve: Modifications to demands, skills training to provide alternatives to inappropriate behaviors, and incentive systems.
We can provide an assessment geared towards making a diagnosis of a particular psychiatric condition. This may involve interviews, questionnaires, and direct observation.
If needed, we can provide a written summary of our diagnostic impression.