This Assessment section includes literature associated with formative or summative information gathering tools that may be used to develop an understanding of patterns affecting behavior, inform intervention, or evaluate practices and outcomes. Included in this section you will find full texts or links to articles, chapters, and books. Click on the name of each resource below to be redirected to it.
Please note that effective functional and ecological assessment involves creatively, comprehensively, and accurately answering questions that allow us to better understand people’s behavioral characteristics, circumstances, and contexts in which support will be provided. Any assessment tools, including those for tracking progress, should be selected to match what information needs to be captured and the circumstances in which data collection will occur.PREFERENCE ASSESSMENTS