Licensed Psychologist and Child Psychology expert, Laurie Grengs at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy provides behavior assessments as one of many types of psychological evaluations. A behavior assessment can be used to analyze the behavior of a child or adult, depending on the application. It can be a very useful tool for measuring and identifying behavioral difficulties in the person of study. A strategic action plan can then be put into place to modify or replace inappropriate behaviors with something more appropriate.
What Is A Behavior Assessment?
Behavior assessments generally fall into one of two different categories; the clinical behavior assessment and the functional behavior assessment. Each is carefully designed to observe factors that may trigger, reinforce or maintain the behavior. A research based psychological assessment of this nature can be invaluable for diagnosing underlying causes that affect behavior difficulty.
Clinical Behavior Assessment
The Clinical Behavior Assessment is used to analyze and address behavioral patterns in a clinical setting. Psychological analysis can be beneficial to form an appropriate a treatment plan with a goal of behavior modification. Behavior therapy can be utilized in many cases as a way to bring about a positive outcome either with or without medications.
Functional Behavior Assessment
The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is often used in a school setting as a way to provide valuable information about a student’s behavior. Assessments can be used to identify trends or patterns that reinforce or contribute to inappropriate behaviors. School districts are required to have a FBA when a child is suspected of having a disability and is demonstrating inappropriate behaviors. A clinical psychologist may consult with the construction of functional behavior analysis or provide an expanded assessment beyond the FBA.
Behavior Assessment For Children
Behavior assessments can be utilized in children from toddlers up to adolescents. Evaluations can be facilitated by a registered psychologist with knowledge, understanding and specific training in providing behavior assessments for children. A multi-dimensional approach provides a very useful diagnostic tool to evaluate a child’s behavior and self-perception. Emotional and behavioral difficulties can often be successfully treated once an accurate diagnosis has been made.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist Laurie Grengs performs multiple forms of psychological assessments provided at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy. Concerns about a missed diagnosis or undiagnosed mental health issue are often the catalyst to having a Behavior Assessment done by a licensed clinical psychologist. This valuable diagnostic tool provides a way to identify behavior difficulties with the goal of healing through therapy.
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