Behavioural Assessment Package
Challenging behaviours can be a normal part of development and testing of boundaries as children grow. They communicate an underlying challenge for your child. Often identifying the factors contributing to the behaviour and addressing these can lead to improvements in the challenging behaviour. When the behaviour is having a persistent and significant detrimental impact on the child’s functioning in their day to day life a full assessment can be beneficial as there may be underlying difficulties contributing to the child’s behaviour.
The assessment can help to determine what the underlying function of the behaviour and the factors that may be maintaining it. Behavioural changes are then made by providing and implementing a positive behaviour support plan. This behavioural assessment package can be invaluable in managing difficult behaviours in the context of Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay or other learning and developmental difficulties.
The assessment process includes:
- A parent interview and review of your child’s developmental and presenting concerns
- Analysis and interpretation of teacher and caregiver data records of observed behaviour collected
- Observation of your child in school/kindergarten/childcare
- Standardised behavioural questionnaires completed by parents and teacher
- Feedback session to discuss findings and recommendations
- A detailed report which provides positive behaviour support strategies.
The assessment will generally take place over 4-6 sessions. This allows a comprehensive picture of your child’s behaviour patterns across time and contexts.
Medicare rebates may apply when a behaviour assessment is undertaken as part of a therapeutic treatment plan recommended by your child’s GP or Paediatrician. This is in the form of a Mental Health Care Plan. Assessment reports do not attract a Medicare rebate.
Alternatively, please contact your private health provider to see if you are eligible for a rebate.