Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN-10: 1572308540
ISBN-13: 9781572308541
Edition: 2003
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Description: This manual, written in a non-technical manner, takes school practitioners step-by-step through conducting functional behavioural assessments and using them to plan effective interventions.

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This manual, written in a non-technical manner, takes school practitioners step-by-step through conducting functional behavioural assessments and using them to plan effective interventions.

Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment
The "Good Old Days"
The Shifting Sands of Treatment Approaches
What Is Functional Behavioral Assessment?
The Need for Objective and Individualized Behavioral Assessments (or, The Common Errors Committed during Functional Behavioral Assessments)
The "Not So Good Old Days": Intervention Momentum and Premature Implementation
Empirical Support for Functional Behavioral Assessment
Brief Overview of Functional Behavioral Assessment Procedures
Genesis of Functional Behavioral Assessment
A Look Ahead
Legal Aspects of Functional Behavioral Assessment
Summary
Basic Principles of Functional Behavioral Assessment
Antecedents and Consequences
The Functions of Behavior
FBA Decision Trees
Key Elements of Functional Behavioral Assessment
Treatment Validity of Functional Behavioral Assessment
Summary
Observing and Recording Behavior
Defining and Recording Behavior
The Interview
The Direct Observation
Summary
Indirect Functional Behavioral Assessment
The Need for a Game Plan
Guiding Conceptual Framework
Indirect Functional Behavioral Assessment
Summary
Direct Descriptive Functional Behavioral Assessment
Task Difficulty Antecedent Analysis Form
The Conditional Probability Record
The Functional Behavioral Assessment Observation Form
The Interval Recording Procedure
Comparing and Contrasting the FBAOF and the IRP
Summary
Case Example: Indirect and Direct Descriptive FBA
Supporting Documentation
Components of a Functional Behavioral Assessment Report
Functional Behavioral Assessment Documentation Form
Functional Behavioral Assessment Report--Brief Version
Functional Behavioral Assessment Report
Functional Behavioral Assessment Report
Functional Behavioral Assessment Report
Summary
Putting It All Together ... Where Science Meets Art: Or, Linking Assessment to Intervention
Positive Behavioral Support Interventions
Components of Positive Behavioral Support Plans
Selecting Interventions
Case Examples
Example of a Psychological Evaluation Report (Extended Report Version)
Example of a Functional Behavioral Assessment Report (Brief Version)
Example of a Positive Behavioral Support Plan
Example of a Consultation Summary Report
Summary
Extraenvironmental Variables That Influence Function
Establishing Operations
Setting Events
Temporally Distant Events
Process for Identifying and Measuring Temporally Distant Events
Summary
Training School/Agency Personnel to Implement Functional Behavioral Assessments
Guidelines
Training School/Agency Personnel
Overview and Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment
Sample Test: Basic Concepts of FBA
Methods of Functional Behavioral Assessment
Writing the FBA Report
Linking Assessment to Intervention
Conclusion
A Baker's Dozen Plus One: The Authors' Responses to 14 Frequently Asked Questions about Functional Behavioral Assessment
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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