Assessments are typically completed at the onset of services and periodically going forward to track progress and update treatment goals as well as areas of need. Assessment information can be gathered by reviewing the client's records and history, direct clinical observation, using standardized testing tools, data collection, and conversations with parents/caregivers. These assessments may include:
In short, anyone; however, if insurance is being utilized, a referral or pre-authorization will likely be required. If insurance is not involved, no referral or pre-authorization is required. Assessments can be done privately for families or individuals, or for agencies and schools. When you contact PBT for a consultation, the clinician will recommend whether an assessment is a good a fit and discuss the next, necessary steps to schedule one.