I am a little ticked off that one of my state reps is questioning the use of the FBA Profiler over the BASC (although she does have personal vendetta against me).
I didn't buy it because it was cheaper. When I was looking for behavior rating scales, my budget was such that I had enough to buy the BASC-II with the reporting software but thought I would look around further and I am so glad I did. When I saw one of the reports generated by the FBA Pro, I was sold. It is so much more informative than the BASC and I don't know how many times I have heard "that describes my child perfectly" from parents.
I know it has been standardized and is a sound instrument. Do you have any talking points that would help when questioned about using it?
BTW, I also love the CPI. These are the best instruments I have ever used to rate behaviors and don't understand why it would be questioned (although it was only one state representative, I still feel that a school psychologist maintains the right to choose the instruments of his/her choice).
I even have an exemplar eligibility report on the state website so I feel I know what I am doing.
Bruce Blake Ed.S
School Psychologist, Special Education Director, IEP writer, Eligibility Report writer, special education student advisor etc. (schools sure are trying to save money so it seems I do everything lol).