Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and the development of Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans (PBIP):

  • Our highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) on students that engage in problematic behaviors that occur in schools. The goal is to identify the behavior functions in order to develop positive behavior intervention plans which will teach students a function-based replacement behavior as an alternative to problematic or challenging behaviors. The identified replacement behavior may then be taught within the context of Specialized Classroom Management (Boys Town Educational Model)
  • The Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is simply a method of gathering data to determine the “function” of the problematic behaviors. The “function” of the behavior attempts to determine “why” the student engages in the problematic behaviors or the reason why a student engages in such behaviors
  • Once the function is identified, a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan (PBIP) is developed. A PBIP is a very detailed plan that is based on information gathered during the Functional Assessment. The Positive Behavior Intervention Plan provides support and strategies that can be used to reduce the problematic behavior and replace it with something else that is more socially acceptable. The Positive Behavior Intervention Plan lists many recommendations and strategies to be used, many of which are described under Specialized Classroom Management (Boys Town Educational Model)