A Diagnosis Of Autism Spectrum Disorder Essay

1251 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Toby has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as an intellectual disability. He is currently non-verbal; utilizing simple gestures and basic Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as his main form of communication. He is currently enrolled in a self-contained first grade special education classroom at Sunny Days Elementary School as well as receiving in-home services 20 hours per week. He is currently prescribed Risperdal and Melatonin by his neurodevelopmental pediatrician in order to address challenging behaviors and sleep problems.
Summary of Functional Behavior Assessment Toby’s functional behavior assessment (FBA) was completed on 10/01/2016, by ABC Consulting. The results indicate Toby engages in self-injurious behavior in the way of biting himself, hitting himself in the head, and putting his hands into very hot water an average of 10 times per day at home. The function of the behavior, as indicted by the FBA, is to acquire adult attention, and escape demands. When Toby engages in behaviors which may result in self-injury, he is seeking to escape demands, or to gain the attention of adults in his surroundings; the resulting attention, or removal of demands currently occurring in his environment maintains the behavior and allows it to continue to exist. Toby displays aggressive behavior directed at others an average of 3 times per day in the way of: hitting, slapping, pinching, biting, scratching, grabbing, and pulling the hair of other…

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