Introduction to Functional Assessment. Review the goals of PBS Discuss the role of functional assessment State why an intervention based upon what a behavior looks like is most likely to be ineffective Define indirect assessment State the advantages and disadvantages of indirect assessment
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Discuss the role of functional assessment
State why an intervention based upon what a behavior looks like is most likely to be ineffective
Define indirect assessment
State the advantages and disadvantages of indirect assessment
Conduct an indirect assessment and summarize the results using observable terms
In schools!Goals for Today
Functions– contingencies maintaining a response
Setting Events/Motivating Operations– things and events that make reinforcers more potent
Informal Observation/Record Review behavior
Definition of Behavior Problem
Use observable terms
Selection of Tools to be used
Use a variety of tools to assess:
Skill v Performance Deficits
Possible replacement behaviors
Utilize a team approachComponents of a Good Functional Assessment
I calculated the MAS and the highest score was attention, followed by materials. Mrs. Jones stated that she thought Jimmy was often looking for attention. It seems like attention might be a possible function.
The MAS clearly shows that Jimmy is seeking attention. We saw that when Jimmy wants attention, he tends to throw his books. Mrs. Jones agrees with me that this is probably the function. I will definitely take this into consideration when I write my behavior support planExamples
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