Following placement, staff will assess behavioral patterns for a period of at least thirty (30) days. While homesickness is understandable, it is essential to rendering effective supports, that the CONNECTIONS service team is able to assess the individual across a number of domains within the program setting. Understandable, during this period, overnight visits to family home are discouraged. The purpose of this assessment period is to attempt to discover:

  • Learning Styles
  • Daily Living Skill competency (ADLs)
  • Personal Preferences (Likes & Dislikes)
  • Affect/Mood Fluctuations by time of day and/or schedule (routines)
  • Coping/Self-soothing Strategies
  • Emerging Conflicts or Attachments within New Environment
  • Sleeping/Eating Patterns
  • Medication Effects & Side-effects
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