writing a statement of function
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Writing a Statement of Function

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 10

Writing a Statement of Function - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Writing a Statement of Function. SO WHAT????. Operational Definition. Review of Records. Indirect Assessment. ABC. Data Collection. FUNCTION. Writing a statement of function. Questions to ask: What data am I gathering that seems to be similar? What data contradicts each other?

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Writing a Statement of Function' - zorana

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
so what

Operational Definition

Review of Records

Indirect Assessment


Data Collection


writing a statement of function1
Writing a statement of function
  • Questions to ask:
    • What data am I gathering that seems to be similar?
    • What data contradicts each other?
      • Remember that direct observation trumps indirect!
    • Do these data point to one function, or a few?
      • Pick your battles!
writing a statement of function2
Writing a statement of function
  • Use observable terms and avoid explanatory fictions
  • Summarize all of your data from start to finish
  • This is not a list of all of the things that you did!
  • What are some anecdotal things that you observed?
  • “I will definitely take this into account while writing my behavior support plan and in future classrooms”
  • What is your hypothesis? What will you be focusing on?
good support plans
Good Support Plans:
  • Support the person in the natural environment
  • Encompass a variety of settings and people
  • Can be carried out (with minimal training) by the people in the environment
  • Re-design of environments to reduce behavior
  • Emphasis on teaching replacement behavior
    • Functional communication

Make problem behavior “irrelevant, inefficient, and ineffective” (Horner, 2000)

goals of functional behavior assessment
Competing Response
  • What do we want to happen?
Goals of Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Competing Stimuli
  • What parts of the environment are we willing to change?
  • Competing Reinforcers
  • What are we willing to do to make this a reality?
  • Antecedents
  • Specific Situations
  • Specific Events
  • Specific Stimuli
  • Consequence
  • What happened afterward?
  • Response
  • What did the child do?
identifying replacement behaviors
Identifying replacement behaviors
  • What can the child do instead of what s/he has been doing that serves the same function?
  • Also needs to be operationally defined
    • Dead man’s rule: if a dead man can do it, it’s not behavior!
  • Good replacement behavior: “taps person on the shoulder instead of hitting”
  • Bad replacement behavior: “sits quietly and waits” (can’t get attention that way…hitting works much better!)
evidence based practice
Evidence-based Practice
  • Use the library database for your evidence
    • Must be empirical in nature!
  • Search terms: Must include function
    • Functional assessment
    • Replacement behavior
    • Communication training
acceptable journals you re not limited to these
Acceptable Journals (you’re not limited to these):
  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Behavior Analyst Online
  • Education and Treatment of Children