Autism: Over 6

Autism Program for Individuals Over 6 Years Old


Step 1: Functional Behaviour Assessment

Depending on which option you chose functional behavioural assessment may take approximately 35 hours and involves:
  • Giving families and other team members access to CBI’s online training course in Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Providing team members with the Personal Profile questionnaire and a Functional Behaviour Assessment Interview and online instructions to complete both.
  • Analysis of Personal Profile and Functional Behaviour Assessment Interview to determine best times to schedule observation videos;
    Interviews with the focus person and key support team members to complete the assessment information.
  • Observations in natural environments including home, school, and community (some may be done through video or remotely via Skype for example).
  • Review of relevant reports related to communication (e.g., speech language reports), behavioural, or instructional needs (e.g., Individual Educational Plan).
  • Brief report outlining the following:
    • Personal Profile
    • Analysis of the function of behaviour illustrated in a diagram of the competing pathways
  • Presentation of the report (can be done remotely via Skype, for example).

Step 2: Development and Implementation

The completed assessment includes a list of recommendations based on the specific needs of the focus person and his/her family/team.

The next step is the Development and Implementation of the Support Plan. The following steps briefly outline the development and implementation phase, monitoring phase, and follow up phase of CBI’s consultative services:

  1. After the completion of CBI’s assessment and presentation of the assessment report, the team decides whether to proceed with CBI’s recommendations.
  2. CBI Consultants supports the team to begin developing and implementing the recommendations considered as priorities by the team in consultation with CBI Consultants.
  3. CBI Consultants posts a draft of written strategies and/or teaching techniques for the team on the secure area of our website. CBI Consultants includes input from all members to ensure that the recommendations are realistic and practical to implement.
  4. CBI Consultants ensures that each strategy is individualized to the focus person’s personal profile and learning style.
  5. CBI Consultants teaches and supports the team members to implement the strategies.

More information

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