Assessment & ...

Assessment & Evaluation

Our staff have extensive experience in providing and utilizing a range of assessment tools to glean as much functional and historical information as possible for each student. Below is a descriptive list of some of the assessment tools/protocols used at Academy at the Beach.

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R)

The ABLLS-R system functions as an assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skills-tracking system. This is used to help guide the instruction of language and critical learner skills for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. This practical and parent-friendly tool can be used to facilitate the identification of skills needed by your child to effectively communicate and learn from everyday experiences.

The ABLLS-R provides a comprehensive review of 544 skills from 25 skill areas including language, social interaction, self-help, academic and motor skills that most typically developing children acquire prior to entering kindergarten. The assessment results allow parents and professionals to pinpoint obstacles that have been preventing a child from acquiring new skills and to develop a comprehensive, highly personalized, language-based curriculum.

The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS):

The AFLS system is comprised of four individually available assessment modules including Basic Living Skills, Home Skills and Community Participation Skills, and School Skills. The tools included in the AFLS system are primarily used to assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life.

Each module is designed as part of an extended assessment that exists on a continuum spanning throughout a learner’s life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is different yet each is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learner’s freedom, independence, and opportunities.