We offer a variety of assessment services at The Next Step Academy, including, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), VB-MAPP, the Vineland-3, primitive reflex assessment and diagnostic assessment.
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a process that identifies specific target behavior, the purpose of the behavior, and what factors maintain the behavior that is interfering with the student's educational progress. When we can identify the function of a particular behavior, we are then more equipped to find the root cause. This supports in identifying alternative replacement behaviors that full the kiddos needs.
The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program: The VB-MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays.
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3) is an individually-administered measure of adaptive behavior that is widely used to assess individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.