Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
Click here for information on FBAs from
For a discussion of issues related to
"adequacy" of FBAs and BIPs synthesized from recent research,
Publication containing basic
for those interested in learning more about FBA and effective
intervention. It is a very nice FREE publication in PDF format
written by Carl Liaupsin.
Assessment/Analysis Sheets (PDF):
Behavior observation forms (PDF; size=40k) Use these forms to
quickly document observations of behaviors. Such observations can be
a good first step in a functional behavior assessment or analysis.
This document consists of reproducible data sheets -- two versions
of an observation form, and a behavioral intensity rating scale --
as well as instructions for using those sheets.
Functional Behavior Assessment (PDF; size=14k) This document is
used to take the observation of challenging, inappropriate, or
ineffective behaviors a step further and begin to assess the
function that the behavior serves for the child. This set of
worksheets is designed to examine a single behavior (or type of
behavior), form a hypothesis about the function of that behavior for
the child, and design a behavioral intervention plan to address it.
Assessments - Felix is an inquisitive, resourceful 15-year-old
high school student with traumatic brain injury. He has struggled
academically and behaviorally for years. In middle school, when
presented with a difficult or complex assignment, he would frequently
whine, stomp his feet, or hit his teacher or another student. When
reprimanded, Felix would often run out of the room and, on several
occasions, left the school grounds without permission.
Click here to download this brief (pdf
version) and to
learn about the behavior plan developed for Felix.
Letter requesting Functional
assessment of behavior and positive behavior support plan
- click here.
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans
(BIP) by Tricia Luker
IDEA '97 uses
two tools, the functional behavior assessment [FBA] and the
behavior intervention plan [BIP] to promote positive supports
to a child's behavior difficulties.