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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

What is a functional behavior assessment like?

In a natural setting: Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior. ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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What can cause sjogren like symptoms? What are possible causes for dry mouth and dry eyes in a patient? Standard rheumatological assessment (blood work) was negative for sjogrens. Can plastic or it's derivatives cause immune system dysfunction? How does

What can cause sjogren like symptoms? What are possible causes for dry mouth and dry eyes in a patient?  Standard rheumatological assessment (blood work) was negative for sjogrens. Can plastic or it's derivatives cause immune system dysfunction? How does

The : The most frequent cause for dry eyes has to do with the enviroment . When mouth or other mucosa are effected the problem might be systemic . The diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis and the test are simple, a schirmer test for the eyes , that is done by the eye doctor with a small adsorbent paper and for the mouth the old question of are you able to swallow and chew a cracker with out water . The lab data might help to increase the suspicion of the presence of the disease ...Read more

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Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Teachers screen: kids in PK - elementary school with the Brigance System to obtain age-equivalents in specific abilities for yearly revision of Individual Educational Plans. Child Psychologists & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive skills at age 5 & older to diagnose Intellectual Disability, comorbid in 35-65% of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder & other tools to define degree of ASD. ...Read more

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How long does an assessment take?

How long does an assessment take?

Depends.: That is a very vague question. That depends on what the assessment is for and could vary from 5 minutes to several weeks or longer depending on the situation. Ask a more specific question and I am sure you will get a more specific answer and good luck. ...Read more

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What happens during a mental health assessment?

What happens during a mental health assessment?

A good interview : A mental health assessment involves an interview by a mental health expert to help identify your problem. It usually starts with open ended questions and then more specific questions are asked to narrow possible reasons for your problem. Sometimes questionnaires are used to identify problems like depression or adhd. Remember the assessment is to help you so don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a mental health assessment?

Could you explain what is a mental health assessment?

A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. ...Read more

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How or from whom do you get a mental health assessment?

How or from whom do you get a mental health assessment?

Several options: Psychiatrists (physicians specializing in mental disorders) are the traditional choice, but clinical psychologists, especially those with a phd or psyd degree, have extensive training as well, and are also trained to administer 'paper & pencil' tests for quantitative assessment of iq, memory, and many other factors. Any mental health professional can begin an assessment though. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to expect at a mental health assessment?

Please tell me what to expect at a mental health assessment?

A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get a mental assessment for my husband?

What is the best way to get a mental assessment for my husband?

Call your insurance: Call your insurance company to find a psychologist or psychiatriast in your area who accepts your insurance. If you are worried about his immediate safety, bring him to an ER or call 911. ...Read more

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