Functional Behavior Assessment

Resources and Instruction SPD 540 Week 6A Resources Read Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8. URL: Functional Assessment-Based Interventions Read resources and view videos on the “Functional Assessment-Based Interventions” page, located on the Comprehensive Integrated Three-Tiered Model of Prevention website. URL: Functional Behavior Assessment Read “Functional Behavior Assessment,” located on the IDEA Partnership website. URL: Behavior Assessment, Plans, and Positive Supports Read “Behavior Assessment, Plans, and Positive Supports,” located on the Center for Parent Information and Resources website (2017). URL: Ethical Principles and Professional Practice Standards for Special Educators Review the “Ethical Principles and Professional Practice Standards for Special Educators,” located on the Council for Exceptional Children website. URL: Standards Functional Behavioral Assessment Review the “Functional Behavioral Assessment,” located on the IRIS Center website. URL: Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Read “Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA),” located on the PBIS website. URL: Instruction Discussion (200 words) and 2 Posts Responses (75 words total) Discussion (200 words)  Why is it important to operationally define a target behavior before conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)? Provide an example of an operationally defined target behavior and describe how that target behavior will guide data collection. 2 peers’ responses (75 words total)  Post 1 (35 words) It is very important that educators operationally define a target behaviors before conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). The cause behind this is simple, the operational definition is designed to be observable, measurable, objective, and specific. This makes it clear to collect data on the student. It also helps to justify when and how often the behavior does occurs. After doing these steps educators are able to pick the right intervention along with providing the right services for the student. “Defining behavior is essential to effective instruction. Being able to define behavior helps make the learning process more likely to be successful”( Example a student does not pay attention in the classroom, which is the target behavior. After conducting an operational definition of the target behavior, the student is constantly looking around the room, staring at students around the room, or stares at his desk. The replacement behavior would be for the student to pay attention in class. The goal is to have the student to look at the teacher give verbal responding when the teacher is speaking.  Cite Used Gilmore, H. (2020). Defining Behavior: How to Appropriately Create an Operational Definition. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 28, 2020, from Post 2 (40 words) To truly support our students, educators must collect data that will show them the current standings of their students, help them come up with plans, use the proper resources, and provide the most effective form of support. Data collection procedures include interviews, observations, assessments, group conversations, and documents. Collecting data in the listed basic types of data collection procedures, help educators to be more efficient in their teaching because they give them a better idea of what levels students are on, the useful methods that they can use to assist their students, and provide a safe learning environment. Student behavior issues have the potential to impede on the learning environments that we create for our students. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a method of identifying and collecting data in regards to the patterns observed and noted (CBIS World, nd).FBA serves as a visual guideline that helps educators identify causes and characteristics of the behavior. Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) are methods to assist students in their journey of using acceptable behavior. PBS can be used in the form of posters with classroom rules and expectations. This visual display of the expectations provides additional support for the students that need the reminder. This is why it is important to collect data beforehand to better prepare for ALL students learning in our classrooms. When educators use data collection procedures in relation to FBA and PBS, they have the potential to make a difference in the behaviors displayed in their classrooms and the efficiency of the learning environment. CBIS World. (nd). Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). Retrieved on August 27, 2020 from

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