Using FBA for Diagnostic Assessment in Behavior (DBI Professional Learning Series Module 6)

Using FBA for Diagnostic Assessment in Behavior (DBI Professional Learning Series Module 6)

Resource Type
Training Modules
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National Center on Intensive Intervention

This module serves as an introduction to important concepts and processes for implementing functional behavior assessment (FBA), including behavior basics such as reinforcement and punishment. Throughout this module, participants will discuss both real world and school based examples to become familiar with the FBA process and develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the functions of the behavior. Key topics include (a) defining FBAs in the context of DBI; (b) basic concepts in behavior, including antecedents, behaviors, and consequences; (c) levels of FBAs; and (d) considerations and procedures for conducting FBAs.

The module is intended to be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional. It includes a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes and handouts. A coaching guide, intended for coaches supporting school or district implementation of DBI, is also included and provides suggested activities to facilitate planning and application of training content.

PowerPoint Slides (508 Compliant Version)

PowerPoint Slides & Notes

Handout 1: FBA & Behavior Support Plan Self Assessment

Handout 2: Common Problem Behaviors

Handout 3a: Functional Behavior Assessment Process

Handout 3b: Functional Assessment Interview

Handout 3c: ABC Report Form

Handout 3d: Positive Behavior Support Plan Worksheet

Handout 4: ABC Report Form Example

Module Overview

Coaching Guide

Related Resources

Learn about diagnostic data and find additional professional development resources in this series.

DBI Professional Learning Series

Diagnostic Data

Example Diagnostic Tools

Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the Reasons for Problem Behavior and Developing a Behavior Plan

Resource Type
Training Modules
DBI Process
Diagnostic Data
Intervention Adaptation
Implementation Guidance and Considerations
Training Materials
Trainers and Coaches
Higher Education Faculty