Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA). Functional behavioral assessment is an approach that incorporates a variety of techniques and strategies to diagnose the causes and to identify likely interventions intended to address problems. Why a Functional Assessment of Behavior is Important.
Develop proactive instructional strategies ( such as positive behavioural interventions and supports) that are crafted to address behaviours that interfere with academic instruction.
Before a FBA can be implemented, it is necessary to pinpoint the behavior causing learning or discipline problems, and to define that behavior in concrete terms that are easy to communicate and simple to measure and record.
Antecedent ( or the trigger)
Could be affective and cognitive, may not be something that anyone else can directly observe, and, therefore, must be identified using indirect measures.)
Once the team is satisfied that enough data have been collected, the next step is to compare and analyze the information. This analysis will help the team to determine whether or not there are any patterns associated with the behavior
a performance deficit.