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 who engage in problematic behaviors that occur in schools. The goal is to identify the behavior function(s) 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 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" and "when" the student engages in the problematic 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 another behavior that is more socially acceptable.