Children of all ages experience behavioral difficulties...
children develop adaptive behaviors at a delayed rate.
children struggle with appropriate socialization.
then there are children who appear to be stubborn and
oppositional to everything.
Learning Profiles' evaluations focus on why the behavior is occurring.
At Learning Profiles we work hard to find the
function of the behavior. We ask the question:
"What does your child gain
or avoid by engaging in these behaviors?" In addition, we
look at all diagnostic criteria to determine if a disability
may be the cause for the behaviors that you are concerned
focus on both your child’s strengths and
Our Evaluations include all the necessary
components for a DSM-IV Diagnosis and meet
Public Schools' criteria.
Our reports can also be customized to make
recommendations for Private Schools that
specialize in working with students with
Testing Instruments are used based on your
child’s own abilities.
The Behavior Assessment includes checklists,
rating scales, interviews and surveys completed
by parents, teachers, and your child, depending
on the age. These assessments help to measure
the Observer's interpretations of behavior in
relation to adaptive behavior, socialization,
functional skills, and the appropriateness or
dysfunction within various settings.
Upon completion of all of our evaluations Learning
Profiles provides a
customized report detailing your child’s abilities
and behaviors. This report includes
recommendations based on the results of the
Do you provide
part of our counseling services, Learning Profiles
offers behavior techniques for parents and children
to help reduce undesirable behaviors. We also
provide assistance in working with children who
appear to be developing behavioral skills at a
However, as part of our evaluation process we may
determine that a behavioral disorder, such as
Autism, is present and may require more than
short-term counseling or individualized behavioral
techniques. When appropriate, Learning Profiles
works with other Clinics and Therapists to determine
the best course of action.
Why are these behaviors occurring in one setting,
such as school or at home, but not everywhere?
Children often display different behaviors in
different settings. There are many possible reasons
for this, including the different demands placed on
your child, the different reactions or expectations
of the other people around during that time, or the
levels of motivation and/or frustration in each
Learning Profiles evaluates your child’s strengths
and weaknesses to help determine which settings are
suited to their strengths and which settings may
expose their weaknesses. In addition, we look at
behavioral responses and the settings they occur in
by observation, interviews, and other behavioral
assessments. In this way, we look at the whole child
and their environmental responses to determine the
function of their behavior.