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As parents, navigating the world of therapy for our children can sometimes feel like diving into the unknown. One of the most crucial steps in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy are the assessments.

These ABA assessments are not just paperwork or checklists,  they are the foundation upon which customized ABA therapy plans are built. Understanding the types of ABA assessments can help parents feel more informed and confident in their decisions for their child’s development.

ABA therapy aims to improve specific behaviors and skills in individuals, especially those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Every child is unique, and so are their needs and abilities. ABA assessments play a pivotal role in understanding these individual differences and tailoring therapy accordingly. They provide valuable insights into a child’s strengths, challenges, preferences, and areas of improvement.

6 Common ABA Assessments

Here are some of the common types of ABA assessments that may be used to help develop a custom ABA therapy plan for your little one: 

1. Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

This assessment focuses on early intervention for children aged 12 to 48 months with or at risk for ASD. It assesses various developmental areas such as communication, social skills, cognition, and adaptive behavior.

2. Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLSS-R)

ABLSS-R is a comprehensive ABA assessment tool that evaluates a child’s language and learning abilities across multiple domains, including receptive language, expressive language, social interaction, and play skills.

3. Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK)

PEAK assessment targets the development of complex language and cognitive skills in children with ASD. It assesses areas like language comprehension, problem-solving, perspective-taking, and academic skills.

4. Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)

AFLS assesses a child’s ability to perform essential daily living tasks independently. It covers areas such as self-care, home living, community participation, and vocational skills.

5. Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment Placement Program (VB-MAPP)

VB-MAPP evaluates a child’s language and communication skills, focusing on verbal behavior milestones. It assesses vocal imitation, listener responding, social interaction, and conversational skills.

6. Essential for Living (EFL)

EFL assessment concentrates on functional life skills necessary for independence and quality of life. This ABA assessment assesses areas like communication, socialization, self-care, and safety skills.

These ABA assessments are not just about gathering data, they inform the creation of customized ABA therapy plans. A skilled team of ABA therapists uses assessment results to identify target behaviors, set specific goals, and develop intervention strategies tailored to each child’s unique needs.

Professional ABA Therapy for Your Child

At Harmony Behavioral Health, we specialize in providing effective ABA therapy services to children in Arizona. Our team utilizes a range of assessments, including those mentioned above, to develop personalized therapy plans that promote meaningful progress and skill development. From early intervention to advanced language and life skills, we are dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential.

If you are ready to embark on a journey of personalized ABA therapy for your child, contact us today. Let’s work together to create a brighter future for your child, filled with growth, achievements, and endless possibilities!

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