Functional Behavioral Assessment. Outcomes. By the end of this presentation participants will have: Heard about the basic principles of functional behavioral assessment, Engaged in hands-on practice with two FBA tools, and Applied all presentation concepts to a case study.
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A systematic process for developing statements about factors that
When Sequoia misses her 12:30 medication & teachers present multiple task demands, she makes negative self-statements & writes profane language on her assignments. Teaching staff typically send her to the office with a discipline referral for being disrespectful.
Avoid difficult tasks
office for being
Caesar has dyed his hair three colors & is teased several times by his friends before class. When he enters the class, his teacher stares at his hair. Caesar immediately says “what are you staring at?” His teacher immediately sends him to in-school detention.
Escape adult &
times about his
hair by his
stares at his
hair in class
sends him to
Cleo is new to the 6th grade, & English is her second language. When another student approaches & says something to her in English, Cleo turns away. The other student walks away. This happens several times during the day.
Escape peer attention
When his teacher asks him what the capitol city of a country is, Napoleon gives the correct answers. His teacher praises his correct answer, & tells him he may work by himself or a friend on the rest of the assignment.
Access peer &
city of country
& time to work
with a friend
As Veloce is walking, other kids look at him & say “what’s up?” He looks back and says: “Who ya lookin’ at?!” “Ya want some of this?!” “Ya talkin’ to me?!” Kids shake their heads & call him “weirdo.”
Access peer attention
Look at him.
talkin’ to me?
“You should not propose to reduce a problem behavior without also identifying alternative, desired behaviors person should perform instead of problem behavior”(O’Neill et al., 1997, p. 71).
What is likely
to be the
result or consequence?
What is the
What is the
What is an
B. Identify and define the behavior in specific terms
Carefully consider and examine what you have learned about the behavior and its context.
Functional Behavior Assessment is a tool used to make decisions about why behaviors are occurring.
It is necessary in order to change behavior to develop appropriate Behavior Intervention Plans and utilize those plans on a consistent basis over a reasonable amount of time.