Psychological & Neuropsychological Evaluations
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is an evidenced based approach to better understanding why people behave the way that they do. Sometimes children with autism engage in behaviors that are unsafe or difficult to manage. An FBA will use a combination of assessment methods like interviews, observations, rating scales, and direct assessments, to better understand the environmental variables that maintains someone’s behavior. An FBA is critical for developing an effective Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and can be helpful for general treatment recommendations.
I am an experienced consultant and have provided services to public and private educational settings, group homes, day programs, and hospitals. I am is available for workshops, trainings, patient consultation, and more.
Receiving a first-time diagnosis of autism for yourself or a loved one can be a confusing and, in many ways, a new and exciting time. Some clients seek consultation to better understand their own diagnosis or their child’s diagnosis, to better understand what community services someone might be entitled to, and for academic/educational consultation. With backgrounds in special education, clinical psychology, and behavior therapy, I am able to harness various experiences to help individuals and families navigate many challenges that they may face.