The goal of the initial appointment will be to complete a thorough functional assessment of behavior(FAB). Each family will be provided a report that identifies a behavioral goal area and specific target behaviors to decrease or eliminate. A baseline of frequency, duration, and intensity will be established to determine the effectiveness of the treatment plan. Triggers, social skill deficits, and environmental factors are just a few of the key components of behavioral modification that will be identified to address. Ultimately, the awareness of the function of a child’s behavior, is key to changing maladaptive behavior.
Many parents have trouble with their children’s school behavior and seek consultation. The completed FAB and treatment plan can be shared with the classroom teachers, day cares, IEP teams to help support their child in their academic environment.