Functional Behavioral Assessments

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Trained personnel under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) which is a process that involves:

Assessment

  • The identification and operational definition of the targeted behavior.
  • Antecedent and Consequent Events surrounding the targeted behavior.
  • Provision of an ecological assessment in the settings in which the target behavior occurs. This could include the home, school, and/or community setting.
  • A review of the records available such as medical and school records including previous interventions that were used to address the targeted behavior.
  • Conduct interviews with caregivers, parents, and staff members and student when appropriate.
  • The development of a hypothesized function for the targeted behavior.

Observation

  • Conduct a behavioral observation.

Written Report

  • Provision of a written report.

Meeting

  • Meet with pertinent individuals to discuss the results of the FBA and make recommendation.

Behavioral Intervention Plans

  • Trained personnel under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will develop and implement Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).

Training

  • The provision of training school personnel how to determine if a formal BIP isneeded.
  • The provision of training school personnel the process of identifying possible behavioral supports.
  • The provision of training school personnel how to involve parents and students in BIP process.
  • The provision of training school personnel in specific strategies for behavior problem areas.

Design of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

  • The provision of training school personnel how to design a BIP.

Implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

  • The provision of training and support to school personnel regarding how to implement a BIP. Data collection and analysis of the BIP.
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