Functional Behavioral Assessment for Students with Autism. Mediasite Presentation September 19, 2008 Marge Resan, Education Consultant Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Autism in Wisconsin Schools.
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September 19, 2008
Marge Resan, Education Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
What are the reasons for this increase?
Difficulties with Communication Skills
From Wisconsin Administrative Code, PI 11
Difficulties with Social Skills
Restricted Interests / Movement Differences
Sensory Processing Differences
Another set of findings:
neurological bases for the differences
in children with ASD’s.
difference, then it is reasonable to
believe that behaviors are usually
not indicative of the child’s intent to misbehave.
Antecedent – that which precedes behavior of concern.
Response or Consequence– that which follows the behavior of concern
Common functions of behavior (cont.)
Is the behavior a skill deficit or a performance deficit?
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