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Functional Behavioral Assessments in Connecticut

A functional behavioral assessment is a method of collecting data in order to determine how a particular behavior is serving a child, particularly those behaviors that are interfering with the child’s learning. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a FBA is used to figure out why a behavior is occurring. There are a variety of strategies that can be used to conduct these assessments, but the following are some of the most common elements that are examined:

  • Student’s identifying information
  • Target behavior
  • Antecedents
  • Concurrent events
  • Consequences
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Student records
  • Influencing factors
  • Function of behaviors (“why”)

Read more about these elements and review a functional behavioral assessment model form here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/sde/publications/edguide/functionalbehavioralassessmentandmodelform.pdf

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