KShield Behavior Screening is a process for collecting information to help determine why undesirable behaviors occur and to serve as a basis for the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan of Action (BIPA).
* The Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS; Durand & Crimmins, 1988, 1992; Haim, 2002) is a rating scale designed to help identify the motivation behind a target problem behavior in individuals through informant responses.
KShield Behavior Screening aims to define behavior in specific observable and measurable terms, determine what aspects of the environment or situation contribute to the it, and identify the consequences that maintain the behavior.
The program is designed to support children’s educational journey by assessing behavioral functioning in four areas: Sensory Search, Tangible, Access to Attention, and Access to Escape.
The process uses the Motivational Assessment Scale II* to assess these areas and allow AC&A Board-Certified Behavior Analysts to recommend and develop behavioral interventions to strengthen areas identified as areas of concern.