Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment. Tracy Gershwin Mueller, Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado. Before Conducting an FBA…. Assess the overall classroom environment Ask your self if the student is “aware” of the expected behaviors
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Tracy Gershwin Mueller, Ph.D.
University of Northern Colorado
A Step by Step Process
Every behavior serves a purpose
Your job is to find that purpose and replace the problem behavior with a more appropriate one.
Example: Physical Aggression
Observable: Striking or hitting another person with an
open or closed fist.
Measurable: Observed when student reaches arm to
another person and strikes them on part of their body. This
will be measured using event recording. Each occurrence of
hitting will be measured as one event.
Sources of Data
Seek triangulation of data to support hypotheses
Antecedent Behavior Consequence
12:30 child sat next Sara hit child child left area- Sara
to Sara sitting alone
Make the behavior: