After a treatment plan has been in effect for a suitable period, treatment evaluation is undertaken to determine whether the goals of consultation have been attained, whether the plan implemented has been effective, and whether the treatment has been acceptable to consultee and client. The information provided through formal treatment evaluation makes it possible for the parties involved in the consultation process to determine what course of action to take next. Treatment evaluation may indicate that consultation should be continued or terminated, or that a postimplementation treatment plan (i.e., generalization and maintenance) should be put into effect. An evaluation of the acceptability of the treatment may indicate that other procedures need to be considered. This evaluation may be especially helpful if a revision in the treatment plan is being made or in future contacts with the consultee and the client. The evaluation process includes evaluating goal attainment, evaluating plan effectiveness, and postimplementation planning.
KeywordsProblem Identification Treatment Evaluation Performance Objective Goal Attainment Plan Implementation
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