©2012. By Gary Mesibov, John B. Thomas, S. Michael Chapman, Eric Schopter. TTAP-CV: TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile, Second Edition • Computer Version 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 will also help 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 TTAP-CV serves as a companion to the TTAP print version. Together they create a system designed to support the development and documentation of goals for transition planning and career/job training.
The CD-ROM includes the same steps used in the print version; plus additional features, including:
- Users enter information into easy-to-use interface screens, and the program automatically processes the data to create reports.
- The program helps school districts meet the reporting and transition assessment requirements of IDEA and will be an invaluable resource for the development of individualized educational programs and transition plans.
- The system can be transferred to and used by adult service providers throughout the adult's residential and vocational career to help assure continuity of programming.
- The TTAP-CV assists with the maintenance and creation of learner reports and stores them in a central database.
- Users will appreciate the easy data entry features including pull-down menus, auto-fill text, instant time and date stamps, and instant year, month, and day age calculation.
- All of the pop-up lists of statements are customizable and allow users to add their own domains and objectives, depending on the needs of the individual as well as the cultural differences of the region in which the system is used.
- An enhanced report feature allows users to enter narrative summaries and recommendations. All TTAP-CV summary reports can be printed for sharing with parents and service providers.
An Installation and Support Guide is provided on the CD in PDF format. It has instructions and tips to get you started. The program will run on Windows 2000 and XP and Macintosh OS X 10.3.9 or higher.
The complete TTAP Computer Version (CV) Kit includes:
- 216-page Manual with CD (©2012)
- Ages: 3rd-12th Grade and adulthood
The testing time is 1 ½ hours for direct observation • 3 ½ hours for 3 scales