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Running head: FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT 1 Functional Behavior Assessment Workbook Summary Liberty University
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FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT 2 Many general education teachers are not familiar with the diverse student needs that affect many students’ behaviors. They are also not up to date with the latest assessments that are designed to assist in the intervention process for students with challenging behaviors. With research based strategies, teachers can be more prepared to face challenging behaviors in the classroom with the use of proper interventions. A functional behavior assessment (FBA) is crucial in identifying behaviors based on the summary of how the behavior took place. Purpose According to O’Neill, Albin, Storey, Homer, & Sprague (2015), “FBA is the general label used to describe a set of processes for collecting information about problem behaviors and for defining the events in an environment that reliably predict and maintain those problem behaviors” (p. 2). A proper behavior support plan can be put together once enough information on a student’s behavior has been collected. The FBA’s primary goal is to ensure the behavior support plan is effective and efficient. Another primary goal in conducting an FBA is to clarify rather unclear circumstances in which certain behaviors occur and the function that the behavior serves (O’Neill, Albin, Storey, Homer, & Sprague, 2015). If the function of the behavior is misunderstood, it becomes difficult to properly and effectively intervene. There are two important and beneficial reasons in conducting an FBA. The first reason is that without proper collection of data on when, where, and why the behavior takes place, it is difficult to provide efficient and effective support to the student. Also, if interventions are implemented without a proper assessment, it can possibly worsen the behavior. The second and obvious reason why an FBA should be conducted is that it is a professional standard. Primary Outcomes
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FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT 3 In order to complete the process of the FBA, six main outcomes should be achieved.
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