A functional behaviour assessment is the first step in coming up with a behavioural support program that works for your child and your family. It is a tool for helping you, your family and the professionals to assess the causes of common behaviour problems and then to work towards creating a treatment plan that supports the needs of your child.
Common worrying behaviours can include:
- Self injury
- Anger Outbursts
- School Refusal
- Disruptive behaviours
Some of these behaviours may be part of your child's specific developmental disability diagnosis, or environmental factors, or just part of a bad day. A functional assessment will help you, your family and support team determine next steps and find any help you might need.