Functional Behavior Assessment
Early childhood teachers will encounter children with behaviors that are not within the typical realm of development for that age. To assist in meeting the needs of these children, teachers can collect data and conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment as a foundation to develop a plan to address the behaviors.
Read “Student Scenario: Mark” to inform the assignment.
Based on the information and data in the case study, complete a Functional Behavior Assessment for the student using the provided template.
In addition, identify two research-based interventions that would be appropriate for the student described. If the intervention ideas from your RTI Graphic Organizer assignment are applicable, you may use them.
In a 500-word summary, rationalize your intervention choices and Functional Behavior Assessment choices.
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
|Clinical Field Experience C: Functional Behavior Assessment Processes|
Allocate at least 6 hours in the field to support this assignment.
Observe an early childhood classroom that includes children with exceptionalities, paying attention to behaviors that may require a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). Observing an inclusive or resource room is acceptable. Additionally, interview one or more school administrators (i.e., principal, school psychologist) about FBA processes and best practices.
Your interview should address the following questions:
· Regarding a Functional Behavior Assessment, who usually observes the student and collects the data?
· Is the student observed in more than one environment?
· Is information from the parent included in the data collection? How is the data collected?
· What are some of the most common behaviors you have observed?
· How are the FBA results used to make decisions about children’s development and learning?
· How is consistency regarding behavior management promoted throughout the school?
· How are expectations communicated throughout the school?