EI on the Fly

A podcast focused on all things Early Intervention

Episode 1: What is Functional Assessment and Why Does It Matter?

Posted on September 18th, 2019

In episode 1, we begin our discussion about functional assessment (FA) in the context of early intervention. We define FA and introduce important concepts such as conducting observation, asking meaningful questions, using active listening, and learning about how children interact and learn during daily activities. We talk about what ongoing FA should look like, compare it to traditional assessment, consider examples, and think about how to integrate it into your work with families.

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