What is a Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention/Support Plan?

A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a process for identifying environmental conditions that predict and maintain problem behavior and using it as a basis from which to develop a behavior intervention plan (Filter & Alvarez, 2012; O'Neill et al., 1997). The FBA summarizes the events, antecedents and consequences that predict and maintain target behaviors (i.e., behaviors of concern). The purpose of a FBA is to develop effective and efficient behavior interventions (NASP, 2012). The FBA is strategy-based, instruction-focused and positive in nature; the goal is to reduce the occurrence of target behavior by teaching alternative/replacement behaviors and providing opportunities for success when the appropriate behavior is displayed.

How do you refer a student for a FBA?

Most students will be referred for this type of support through the IEP Team or Support Team. Please contact your student's IEP case manager or school's support team chair person with questions.

Do you need parental consent to begin the FBA process?

Yes. For students already identified and participating in Special Education (i.e., have an IEP), consent for the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) will be obtained through the Consent for Assessment form located below.

Parental Consent Forms

FBA/BIP Template

Interview Forms

Determining Function

Reinforcer Surveys

Outline/Agenda for FBA/BIP Meeting

Brief Explanation of Process - Meeting Guide

Parent Notice of FBA/BIP Closure

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