By Gary Mesibov, John B. Thomas, S. Michael Chapman, and Eric Schopler. The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) Second Edition is a newly titled and improved revision of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP.) This comprehensive test was developed for adolescent and older children with autism spectrum disorders, particularly those with transitional needs. The TTAP is structured to satisfy those provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997, which require adolescents to be evaluated and provided with a transition plan by age 14.
Educators, parents, counselors, and care providers can use this powerful tool to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorders to prepare for a successful, semi-independent adult life (i.e., personal development, recreational living, adult integration into employment and residential arrangements, etc.)
The TTAP also
helps providers identify the individual’s principle transition goals, strengths and weaknesses. Second, a “Cumulative Record of Skills” (CRS), along with two data collection forms, provides an efficient method of ongoing assessment in community-based instruction.
The TTAP can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning. Emphasis is on evaluating the six major functional skill areas:
- Vocational Skills
- Vocational Behavior
- Independent Functioning
- Leisure Skills
- Functional Communication
- Interpersonal Behavior, within three different contexts:
- Direct Observation Scale - a direct assessment of skills that can be administered by a teacher, psychologist, job coach, or other trained professional in a quiet testing environment.
- Home Scale - assesses and evaluates performance in the residential setting via interviews with the primary care provider.
- School/Work Scale - assesses the academic/vocational setting via interviews with the individual’s teacher or work supervisor.
This indispensable source also features:
- Assessment for transition
- Focus on the six major functional areas
- Assessment in three different environmental contexts
- A unique scoring system
- Environmental Accommodation
- Identification of preferences for individuals with limited communication Skills.
The Kit contains an examiner's manual and 10 profile/scoring forms and is intended for use with children in grades 3rd-12th and adulthood.
The scoring forms can be ordered separately, TTAP Scoring Forms (10)