Conducting an Initial Assessment Practice Scenario

Initial Assessments

Initial assessments are an important part of getting to know a new client.  Yet conducting these assessments takes practice.  Before completing one on your own, use this practice activity to hone your skills!

Conducting an Initial Assessment Practice Scenario

Learning Modules

Cam Jones Initial Assessment

Learning objectives

  • Identify the various components of an initial assessment
  • Choose an appropriate assessment tool based on the reported skills of the learner
  • Conduct an FBA throughout the initial assessment
  • Analyze and use FBA data to choose appropriate interventions

Description of Event

This course is intended to provide a fun, interactive practice scenario to familiarize yourself with the initial assessment process. In this scenario, you’re a new BCBA who has been asked to conduct an initial assessment for Cam Jones. The scenario asks you to choose your assessment tools, identify appropriate programming, and choose behavioral interventions. This course will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Are you up for the challenge?

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Amelia is a BCBA working with children and young adults with autism. She has been working in the field since 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, the community and clinics. She previously taught young children in a variety of settings including Head Start. She has a passion for helping children and families reach their full potential.