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TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) – Second Edition

The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) – Second Edition is a revised version of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP; Mesibov, Thomas, Chapman, & Schopler, 2007) used with students in grades 3 through 12.

Overview

The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile was developed for adolescents and older children with autism (AU), particularly those with transitional needs. The TTAP is structured to satisfy provisions in the IDEA of 1997 requiring that adolescents be evaluated and provided with a transition plan prior to age 14. The TTAP can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning. It evaluates six major functional skill areas—vocational skills, vocational behavior, independent functioning, leisure skills, functional communication, and interpersonal behavior—within three different contexts. Three components of the evaluation consist of a direct observation scale (direct assessment of skills), a home scale (completed via interview with parents or caregivers), and a school/work scale (completed via interview with teachers or work supervisors). The TTAP can provide valuable skill assessment for IEP development and tracking.

In addition, the TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile – Second Edition – Computer Version (TTAP-CV) (2012) is designed for students in ninth through twelfth grades. This version has a CD-ROM component with the same steps as the print version plus additional features: it is easier to process data for reports; supports transition assessment and reporting requirements of IDEA; makes it easy to provide information for adult service providers and vocational programming; offers easy data-entry features; conveniently stores data in central database; and allows the inclusion of descriptive narratives in the report. The purpose of the TTAP-CV is to provide an easy-to-use method for entering the TTAP results, processing the data, and including the data in reports and transition assessments.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile – Second Edition (TTAP) Mesibov, Thomas, Chapman, & Schopler (2007) (formerly Adolescent and Adult Psycho- Educational Profile [AAPEP]) 8–17, adults

Individually administered, criterion-referenced measure of skill acquisition for older children and adolescents on the autism spectrum

Facilitates educational and transitional planning; measures six functional skill areas across three contexts

Yields ratings of passing, failing, or emerging

60 min. per scale (context)

Generates a profile of passing and emerging items in each of six skill areas (vocational skills, vocational behavior, independent functioning, leisure skills, functional communication, interpersonal behavior) across contexts: direct observation, home scale, and school/work scale.

Profile can assist in identifying areas of need for instruction and/or training

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile – Second Edition – Computer Version (TTAP-CV). Mesibov, Thomas, Chapman & Schopler (2012) 14-18

Companion to TTAP print version. Supports development and documentation of goals for transition planning and career/job training

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