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Functional Behavioral Assessments that Aren't Frightening

Often when addressing disruptive behaviors, teachers are asked to aid in completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment (or FBA). Continually collecting, tracking, and recording detailed behavioral data while simultaneously instructing the class can strike fear in the heart of the most seasoned teacher. The articles, blogs, guides, and more included in this collection help make FBAs much less frightening.
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Functional Behavioral Assessments that Aren't Frightening
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    academia.edu

    Planning for the Future: A Model for Using the Principles of Transition to Guide the Development of Behavior Intervention Plans

    Article
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This pdf download by Tracy Gershwin Mueller is amazing! The article serves as a brief introduction to FBAs and gives detailed information about where a FBA fits in with universal behavioral interventions. It also does an excellent job describing how exactly an FBA determines why a student is behaving in a particular manner. This resource is excellent for individual review and sharing with colleagues.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    As a special education teacher, this book was one I referenced just as a frequently as I lent it to other teachers. It not only provides great insight into how FBAs serve as a tool for improving student behavior, but also provides detailed, concrete instructions and resources for completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment as part of a larger behavior intervention process.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This pdf does an amazing job of walking you through the complete FBA process. From explaining the logic behind conducting a Functional Behavioral Analysis to where it fits into the larger scheme of classroom management, this resource takes much of the guesswork out of FBAs, making them much less harrowing for school personnel.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I especially like this short animated video by Vanderbilt University because it is so easy to relate to! The example situation presented serves as a great framework for exploring why, when, and how to use a Functional Behavioral Assessment. It's also a creative way to discuss and assess what you know about using FBAs with colleagues.
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    Functional behavioral assessment: Principles, procedures, and future direction - ProQuest

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This scholarly article by Gresham, Watson, and Skinner delves deep into the research and evidence-base of Functional Behavioral Assessments. The authors comprehensively review procedures for conducting an effective FBA. This article is a must-read for special education professionals, and also has useful background for the general education teacher as well.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Although developed for elementary teachers, this e-book is actually a great resource for all teachers. Without being overly technically, it does a great job of walking through the FBA process from beginning to end. Detailed enough to provide guidance to a first year teacher in the first month of school, this e-book is also general enough that the tools, tips, and resources included can be applied in a variety of settings.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This webpage by BehaviorAdvisor.com is an excellent overview of the purpose and process of conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA). Although it is brief enough to refer to frequently, it offers great insight into the history of FBAs, the general steps for completing one, as well as what the expected outcomes of an FBA should be. I definitely recommend this reference to teachers of all grade levels and subject areas.