TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile- Second Edition (TTAP) is an 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.
The TTAP can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning. Emphasis is on evaluating the six major functional skill areas
1. Vocational Skills.
2. Vocational Behavior.
3. Independent Functioning.
4. Leisure Skills.
5. Functional Communication.
Interpersonal Behavior, within three different contexts:
1. Direct Observation Scale- a direct assessment of skills that can be administered by a teacher, psychologist, job coach, or other trained professionals in a quiet testing environment.
2. Home-Scale- assesses and evaluates performance in the residential setting via interviews with the primary care provider.
3. School/Work Scale- assesses the academic/vocational setting via interviews with the individual’s teacher or work supervisor.