Behavior Assessments and Evaluations

Behavior Assessments and Evaluations

First Children Services provides behavioral assessments for children throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Children can engage in a variety of behaviors that can impede their ability to learn, grow and socialize. Many children require a behavioral assessment to understanding the function (purpose) of their behaviors.

A psychologist with a young child. They are sitting together and the psychologist is holding a book.
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First Children staff can deliver the following behavioral assessments:

When maladaptive behaviors are observed, a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) should be completed. An FBA contains several steps including:

A common misconception is that a Functional Behavior Assessment is an intervention, when it is actually a process or tool for understanding the function (purpose) of behavior. The results of an FBA will assist in creating an effective behavioral intervention plan (BIP).