Functional Behavior Assessment A functional behavioral assessment tool is used to target what the behavior is, when it happens, where it happens, and the triggers of the behavior. It is a multi-step process that acknowledges multiple factors. This tool is a great way to start tackling a behavior at its source. If I had a child that was hitting, I would write down when the behavior happened, what time of day it was, if there were any triggers to this behavior, and how the child calmed down. This assessment would help me to create interventions specifically for this child. It would help me meet him where he is at.
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Functional Analysis The Functional Analysis is one component of the FBA. It helps prove that the reasoning behind the FBA is valid. For example, it proves that the triggers that are listed on the FBA are really triggers. If this were demonstrated, it would be like setting a child up to see how they react. For example, if a child hits when someone takes his toy, take his toy and record his reaction.
Functional Behavior Recording Techniques Direct Observation- the observer makes several observations of the target child across several different settings. Compare the target student with two peers. Often used for ADHD and other behavioral disorders. Antecedents- this is the event that the behavior is likely to occur Anecdotal Records- a teacher records everything that a student says and does Event Recording- this records the frequency at which the behavior occurs time sampling- when the behavioral observation samples the behavior through the day or class period. Interval Recording- recording throughout a day to observe several different students. The teacher notes when the behavior occurs. Duration Recording- is used when the length of the behavior is the target variable of the behavior. For example, time on task and time off task. Latency Recording- method of observation in which time is measured based upon length of time between a command is given and response is given
Pros and Cons of Anecdotal Notes Pros: Provides great detail for why a behavior is occuring. Gives great insight into great ways to prevent behaviors. Cons: This is a good way to demonstrate and learn where a student struggles, but it is very time consuming. It takes a lot of work. This would be something that a teacher would have to help in order to do.
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TANTRUM- a tantrum is more than just an embarassing display by children at the store. A tantrum is a behavioral issue. In the classroom, this can distract children and really take away from the learning that is taking place. Children need to learn to handle their behaviors and emotions in a healthy and effective manner. This includes controling these eruptions of behavior we refer to as tantrums.