What's Missing from Your Intake?
2.5 Learning CEUs and 0.5 Ethics CEUs
Completion of this course includes 2.5 Learning CEUs and 0.5 Ethics CEUs. Participants review typical intake procedures and learn how to complete additional assessments when providing services for children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will also receive the Intake Assessment packet, which contains several tools enabling the assessment and documentation for intake. The packet contains templates for intake/assessment, as well as reinforcer preference, mode of communication, prompting/error correction, therapist affect, and prompt position assessments.
Participants will be able to:
Module 1: Intake Assessment Overview
Description: Module 1 reviews the typical intake process, introduces New Intake Assessments, and distinguishes between them. We break down the the components of the typical and New Intake and how it is related to the BACB's Ethics Code. Then, we share several ways clinicians are using, and benefiting from, the assessment. Finally, we discuss why incorporating these new intake assessment tools are essential to best practice and client outcomes.
Module 2: Mode of Communication Assessment
Description: In Module 2, the Mode of Communication Assessment procedure is described. It is essential to NOT only discover your client's mode of communication (e.g., vocal verbal, PECS, sign, augmentative device) but also their preference. If the client is going to gain skills and functionally communicate, choice/preference of the mode is critical. The implementation process is reviewed, specifically for acquisition and choice phases and data collection.
Module 3: Prompting/Error Correction Assessment
Description: With so many prompting/error correction procedures to choose from (e.g., (i.e.: stimulus/gestural, response/physical/manual, corrective feedback/information, show the correct answer and move on, “Try again”, 3-step error correction, 4-step error correction, least-most, most-least, time delay), how do you know which is best for your client? Module 3 introduces the Prompting/Error Correction Assessment procedure and data collection is described. The implementation process is reviewed to assess selected prompt types.
Module 4: Therapist Position Assessment
Description: Do you know the position (e.g., in front, beside, behind) your client prefers you to be in reference to them? Does it make a difference in their responding? In Module 4, the Therapist Position Assessment procedure and data collection is described.
Module 5: Therapist Affect Assessment
Description: Does your client prefer enthusiastic, neutral, or no feedback? Module 5 introduces the Therapist Affect Assessment Procedure. The process and data collection are discussed.
Module 6: Administering the Intake Assessments
Description: Why do we conduct assessments in the first place? In order to understand why, Module 6 addresses the issues of time when conducting intakes. Real-life lessons are correlated with the Task List and Ethics Code.
Module 7: Conducting the New Intake Assessments
Description: Module 7 teaches us to record information for each of the intake assessments. We can use the first two sections of the course to examine our client's behavior and determine additional procedures needed for our service delivery. These should be known so that they can be addressed/implemented in the treatment that will soon be provided. Video examples of assessments are provided with scoring described.
Module 8: Other Considerations for Intake Assessments
Description: Module 8 explores other considerations for conducting intakes (e.g., cultural responsiveness, soft skills, neurodiversity).
Module 9: Writing the Intake Report/Treatment Plan/Goals and Objectives
Description: Module 9 puts it all together. How do we report everything we have learned from our intake? The process of writing up the final report is discussed and templates are provided and reviewed.
Introduction and OverviewFREE PREVIEW
Intake Assessment Overview ASR
Mode of Communication Assessment
Mode of Communication ASRs
Prompting/Error Correction Assessment
Prompting/Error Correction ASRs
Therapist Position Assessment
Therapist Position ASRs
Therapist Affect Assessment
Therapist Affect ASRs
Administering the Intake Assessments
Administering the Intake Assessments ASRs
Completing the New Intake Assessments
Completing the New Intake Assessments ASRs
Other Considerations for Intake Assessments
Other considerations ASRs
Writing the Intake Report/Treatment Plan/Goals and Objectives
Writing the Intake Report ASRs
Typical Intake Documents
Modes of Communication
Prompting/Error Correction, Therapist Affect and Position
Intake Reports/Treatment Plan Template
Goals & Objectives Template
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