9780131149892

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Function-Based Intervention An Effective, Practical Approach

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    9780131149892

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    013114989X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/4/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Written by the leading authorities in the field, this book presents a complete system for conducting FBA's, developing effective interventions, and implementing and monitoring those interventions. Utilizing step-by-step strategies with supporting examples, this book will first discuss the principles around behavior management, then show how behavior management relates to functional behavioral assessment, and then offer methods for developing effective funcational based interventions. General Inservice and Special Education teachers, school administrators, school psychologists and/or counselors, behavior specialists and other educational service agencies.

Table of Contents

A Functional Approach to Problem Behavior
1(12)
FBA and Function-Based Intervention Defined
1(1)
Why Conduct an FBA?
2(1)
What Are the Functions of Behavior?
3(5)
Reinforcers
4(1)
Positive and Negative Reinforcement
5(1)
Types of Reinforcers
6(2)
Selecting Reinforcers
8(1)
Function-Based Intervention in Natural Settings
8(2)
Linking the Intervention to the FBA
10(1)
How This Book Is Organized
10(1)
References
11(2)
PART ONE Conducting the FBA
13(80)
Identifying the Problem: Defining Target and Replacement Behaviors
15(12)
What Is Behavior?
16(1)
Defining the Target Behavior
17(4)
Selecting a Replacement Behavior
21(4)
Criteria for Selecting an Appropriate Replacement Behavior
21(4)
Summary
25(1)
Steps for Defining Target and Replacement Behaviors
25(1)
Exercises
26(1)
Functional Behavioral Assessment: Interviews
27(30)
General Recommendations for Conducting Functional Assessment Interviews
29(1)
Informants Interview
30(10)
The Preliminary Functional Assessment Survey
30(10)
Concluding Components
40(1)
Student Interview
40(5)
Student-Assisted Functional Assessment Interview
40(5)
Concluding Components
45(1)
Summary
45(1)
Steps in Conducting Functional Assessment Interviews
46(1)
Exercies
46(8)
References
54(3)
Functional Behavioral Assessment: Direct Observation
57(20)
The A-B-C Model
58(6)
Purpose and Limitations of the A-B-C Model
60(1)
The ``Antecedent''
61(2)
The ``Consequence''
63(1)
How to Collect A-B-C Data
64(5)
When to Observe
65(1)
How to Observe
66(2)
How Much to Observe
68(1)
Summary
69(1)
Examples of A-B-C Data Collection
69(5)
Steps and Activities Required in Collecting A-B-C Data
74(1)
Exercises
74(1)
References
75(2)
Determining the Function of the Behavior: Using the Function Matrix
77(16)
Determining the Function of the Behavior
78(5)
Why Bother?
78(1)
Using Data
79(1)
The Function
80(2)
Multiple Functions
82(1)
The Function Matrix
83(2)
A Useful Tool
83(1)
The Layout
84(1)
Using the Function Matrix
85(1)
Writing a Statement of Function
85(2)
Purpose of the Statement of Function
85(1)
Antecedent
86(1)
Student
86(1)
Behavior
86(1)
Function
87(1)
Additional Information
87(1)
Examples
87(5)
Example 1: Negative Reinforcement---Activities
87(2)
Example 2: Negative Reinforcement---Attention
89(1)
Example 3: Multiple Functions
90(2)
Summary
92(1)
Steps for Determining the Function of the Target Behavior
92(1)
Exercises
92(1)
PART TWO Developing and Testing the Intervention
93(118)
Intervention Method 1: Teach the Replacement Behavior
95(24)
Function-Based Intervention Methods
96(5)
Categorizing Intervention Methods
96(1)
Selecting a Method and Strategy
97(2)
Other Considerations
99(2)
Method 1: Teach the Replacement Behavior
101(5)
Description
101(1)
Adjusting the Antecedent Conditions
102(3)
Adjusting the Consequence
105(1)
Method 1 Examples
106(9)
Summary
115(1)
Steps in Selecting an Intervention Method and Developing an Intervention Using Method 1: Teach the Replacement Behavior
116(1)
Exercises
117(1)
References
117(2)
Intervention Method 2: Improve the Environment
119(24)
Antecedent Variables
120(4)
Evidence from FBA Research
120(2)
Literature on Effective Instruction
122(1)
Other Considerations
123(1)
Method 2: Improve the Environment
124(4)
Description
124(1)
Linking the FBA to an Antecedent Intervention
125(3)
Method 2 Examples
128(11)
Summary
139(1)
Steps in Developing an Intervention When Using Method 2: Improve the Environment
140(1)
Exercises
141(1)
References
141(2)
Intervention Method 3: Adjust the Contingencies
143(14)
Method 3: Adjust the Contingencies
144(1)
Method 3 Examples
145(7)
Important Concepts and Common Errors
152(3)
Summary
155(1)
Steps in Developing an Intervention When Using Method 3: Adjust the Contingencies
155(1)
Exercises
155(1)
References
156(1)
Identifying an Appropriate Measurement System
157(26)
Why Measure Behavior?
158(2)
Dimensions of Behavior
160(1)
Measuring Behavior
161(6)
Event-Based Methods
162(3)
Time-Based Methods
165(2)
How to Collect Data: Methods and Considerations
167(10)
Picking an Appropriate Measurement Method
168(1)
Identifying Information
169(1)
When to Observe
170(1)
How Often to Observe
170(1)
Determining Observation Length (Event-Based Methods)
170(1)
Determining Observation Length (Time-Based Methods)
171(1)
Interobserver Agreement
172(2)
Factors That Can Affect Measurement
174(2)
Common Mistakes
176(1)
Examples of Behavioral Measurement
177(2)
Steps in Identifying and Using an Appropriate Measurement System
179(1)
Exercises
180(1)
References
180(3)
Testing the Intervention
183(16)
Why Test the Intervention?
183(1)
How to Test the Intervention
184(4)
What to Do if the Test Does Not Work
186(2)
Examples of Intervention Testing
188(9)
Steps in Testing the Intervention
197(1)
Exercise
197(1)
References
197(2)
The Behavior Intervention Plan
199(12)
Elements of the Behavior Intervention Plan
202(7)
Behavioral Definitions
203(1)
Rationale
203(1)
Baseline Data
203(1)
Function of the Behavior
203(1)
Behavioral Objective
204(1)
Intervention Procedure
205(1)
Fading and Generalization
206(1)
Data to be Collected
206(1)
Program Review Date
207(1)
Personnel and Roles
207(1)
Emergency Procedures
208(1)
Steps and Activities for Developing a Behavior Intervention Plan
209(1)
Exercises
210(1)
References
210(1)
PART THREE Implementing the Intervention
211(38)
Factors That Affect Success: Social Validity, Treatment Integrity, and Generalization and Maintenance
213(20)
Social Validity
214(5)
Definition and Justification
214(1)
Methods of Assessment
215(4)
Treatment Integrity
219(4)
Definition and Justification
219(1)
Methods of Assessment
220(2)
Recommendations
222(1)
Generalization and Maintenance
223(4)
Definition and Justification
223(1)
Approaches
223(4)
Summary
227(1)
Steps for Ensuring Social Validity. Treatment Integrity, and Maintenance and Generalization
227(2)
Exercises
229(1)
References
230(3)
Monitoring the Intervention and Analyzing Outcomes
233(16)
Monitoring Student Behavior
234(5)
Monitoring the Implementation of the Intervention
239(3)
Monitoring Other Factors That Enhance an Intervention's Success
242(1)
Steps and Activities Required in Monitoring Interventions and Outcomes
243(1)
Exercises
244(4)
References
248(1)
PART FOUR Putting It All Together: From Problem Identification to Effective Intervention
249(46)
The Entire Process When Using Method 1: Teach the Replacement Behavior
251(16)
Conducting the FBA
252(3)
Student and Background
252(1)
Teacher Interview
252(1)
Student Interview
252(1)
Behavioral Definitions
253(1)
Observational Data
254(1)
Determining the Function
254(1)
Developing and Testing the Function-Based Intervention
255(6)
Selecting an Intervention Method
255(2)
Identifying a Measurement System
257(1)
Testing the Intervention
258(3)
Formulating the Behavior Intervention Plan
261(3)
Behavioral Definitions
261(1)
Rationale
261(1)
Baseline Data
261(1)
Function of the Behavior
261(1)
Behavioral Objective
261(1)
Intervention Procedures
262(1)
Fading and Generalization
262(1)
Data to be Collected
263(1)
Program Review Date
263(1)
Personnel and Roles
263(1)
Emergency Procedures
263(1)
Implementing and Monitoring the Intervention
264(3)
The Entire Process When Using Method 2: Improve the Environment
267(14)
Conducting the FBA
268(3)
Student and Background
268(1)
Teacher Interview
268(1)
Student Interview
268(1)
Behavioral Definitions
269(1)
Observational Data
269(1)
Determining the Function
270(1)
Developing and Testing the Function-Based Intervention
271(4)
Selecting an Intervention Method
271(2)
Identifying a Measurement System
273(2)
Testing the Intervention
275(1)
Formulating the Behavior Intervention Plan
275(3)
Behavioral Definitions
275(1)
Rationale
276(1)
Baseline Data
276(1)
Function of the Behavior
276(1)
Behavioral Objective
276(1)
Intervention Procedures
276(1)
Fading and Generalization
277(1)
Data to be Collected
277(1)
Program Review Date
278(1)
Personnel and Roles
278(1)
Emergency Procedures
278(1)
Implementing and Monitoring the Intervention
278(2)
Reference
280(1)
The Entire Process When Using Method 3: Adjust the Contingencies
281(14)
Conducting the FBA
282(3)
Student and Background
282(1)
Teacher Interview
282(1)
Student Interview
282(1)
Behavioral Definitions
283(1)
Observational Data
283(1)
Determining the Function
284(1)
Developing and Testing the Function-Based Intervention
285(5)
Selecting an Intervention Method
285(1)
Identifying a Measurement System
286(3)
Testing the Intervention
289(1)
Formulating the Behavior Intervention Plan
290(3)
Behavioral Definitions
290(1)
Rationale
290(1)
Baseline Data
290(1)
Function of the Behavior
291(1)
Behavioral Objective
291(1)
Intervention Procedures
291(1)
Fading and Generalization
292(1)
Data to be Collected
292(1)
Program Review Date
292(1)
Personnel and Roles
292(1)
Emergency Procedures
292(1)
Implementing and Monitoring the Intervention
293(2)
Conclusion . . . and Some Suggestions 295(2)
Name Index 297(4)
Subject Index 301

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